Monday, October 17, 2011

Photo Number 685

This week we will look at a few men with hats.

Man with bowler PR 1912 to 1914 1918 or 1922

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Park Rapids.  The photo was taken by C. Raven at nearby Wadena Minnesota.  He was there from 1912 to 1914 and again in 1918 and in 1922.

The Derby was very popular from the 1850’s to the 1920’s. This photo has no name. However any man that wears a tie with polka dots must have a sense of humor.  He is also wearing one of those detachable stiff white collars that are held in place by a collar stud. 

The white collars, were boiled and starched and when almost dry they were ironed..I have heard rumors of a special ironing board and iron..but I have not seen them.  This was one ladies answer to “ring around the collar” in 1827 her name was Hannah Montague, she cut a collar off of one shirt and sewed it on another.

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  1. Ah, hats ... People are not wearing enough hats, as Monty Python stated in 1983:

  2. Those collars! They do look uncomfortably stiff to me. How about the shirt fronts that attached to a button mid body?

  3. I agree with Dr. Jeff. I love people in hats. I don't love me in hats, however.

    This guy looks very fetching in his hat and collar. His wife must have dressed him.

  4. Such a spifty looking dude!

    I wonder if that marvelous Emma Peel (Diana Riggs) of the Avengers was in the next picture? :)

    Gosh.. what was his name... Patrick... something. Played John Sneed.


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