Posted 12 March 1999 - updated 1 April 2001
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Carte-de-visite (CDV), 1870s
Studio: Cadwallader, Indianapolis, Ind.
CDV, 1890s
Studio: Frederick B. Johnson, Duluth
Hat detail
Maude Whittinger
Cabinet card, 1890s?
Studio: Colditz, Rochelle, Illinois
She appears to have been attacked by both an ostrich and a sheep.
CDV, late 1890s
Studio: S.E. Hough, Winston, N.C.
Yes, those are dead animals around their necks.
Hat detail
Real photo postcard
dated 10/8/1906
Sent to Miss Duncan, Myrside, Tibbermuir
[probably Tibbermore in Scotland]
Hat detail
Handwritten on back of photo:
Lost Creek, W.Va.
Hardway farm
Prob. 1904-08
Hat detail
Atlantic City Souvenir, about 1908
Studio: Myers-Cope Co., 1521 & 1635 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.
The mirrors behind the couple allow us to see three views of the hat, which has not just plumes but
an entire bird on it.
Postcard, copyright 1909
"They sent with her hats the bills that were due,
And the blow almost killed father, too."

The labels on the sides of the (enormous) hat boxes read "From Mme. LaMode, Paris," "From L'Art Millinery," and "Fine Hats."

Dr McMullen? (see Women at Work)
Real photo postcard, 1910s
Her hat
Couple with Baby, 1910s
Her hat's almost bigger than her baby!
Elizabeth Johnson, c.1910
I'm not sure how this woman and the one below are related (if they are). I bought the postcards together, and they both appear to have been labeled by the same hand.
Studio: Walter Gillam, Norristown, Pa.

Detail of hat

Edna Simpson, c. 1910
Detail of hat
Real photo postcard, c. 1916
(dated by a friend who knows WWI-era costume)
Mildred Trede, 1920s
Portrait from studio of Napolean Sarony of New York, who was known for his photos of the famous.
Flapper - 1920s
Studio: Neal Walden, Evansville, Indiana

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