Monday, March 1, 2010

Photo Number 120

This morning I had the nicest email from Norkio..with these great photos of ladies in hats..I found them very interesting..so we will begin a week of ladies and their hats! Thanks Norkio!

This is a real photo postcard, it is a PMO postcard so that means it is from 1907 to 1915.  These gals are really dressed up..and the lace collar on the gal on the left is very large and ornate..beautiful!
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9 comments:

  1. Glad you like them! Question for you - what does PMO or AZO mean? I see you post that about the postcards all the time and I've always been curious.

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  2. Yep, loved the hats!! Quite amazing!

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  3. My goodness, those are definitely HATS!

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  4. Can you imagine walking around in one of those "lamp shades"????? I would kill myself! Beautiful hats and collars.

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  5. Norkio, PMO is the company that supplied the paper to make the postcard..if you look in the square where the stamp goes it says PMO ..I found this site that tells all about the types of postcards made and like with AZO ones ( very popular up here) the different symbols in the corner give you hints about the year! Not 100 percent accurate..but in the ball park.
    http://www.the2buds.com/rp.htm

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  6. I look forward to hat week. My grandfather's aunt and sister were both milliners, so I find old hats fascinating. I used to have a scan of my great aunt in a very elaborate hat; it was lost when my computer crashed. I only have a photocopy that doesn't do it justice, but if I ever get another color copy from the history museum, I'll send it on. I wonder if Norkio knows if the size and styles of hats had anything to do with status. ~Abra

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  7. Abra, do you mean social status? If yes, then I would say that to some extent yes, the sizes and styles are related to social status. Just like today, the more disposable income a person has, the more elaborate their accessories can be. Middle class women would not find it practical to wear the enormous and stylized hats - picture the Ascot opening day in My Fair Lady - but they would try to mock their betters. The bigger the hat, the more likely the woman wearing it did not have to ride a crowded train to work or sit in a closed motorcar. Interestingly, in France, laws were passed about the maximum length of hatpins allowed because of rogue hatpin injuries on public transportation.

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  8. I believe the "scarf" on the far left is crocheted. Look forward to you hats collection.

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  9. Those hats are amazing! So are their lacy neck adornments... I think I'm glad we don't wear hats like this anymore though. Being a tall person, I'd certainly tower even more over everyone in such a chapeau!

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