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Fashion Date: 1911

Hat Description: She is wearing a wide brimmed fur-like hat but the textile is probably a heavy felt of natural hair from a beaver, rabbit or other animals. This textile is referred by several names, "plush hats," "fur felt," "beaver" or "beaverrette." This could be a picture hat provided by the photographer.

Costume Description:

She is wearing a full-length tailored coat. It appears to be velvet by the shine in the crinkles in the sleeve.

Hairstyle Description:

Woman: Her hairstyle is loosely pulled to the back of her head. Some of her hair is hanging loose on the side near her ears.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: not provided

Type of Photo: Photo Postcard, Size of image, 3.5" W X 5.5" H

Studio: This photo is copyrighted by C.R.G. (mark is on the lower right side of the photo)

Studio Location: none provided

Date: Copyrighted 1911

Other information: This postcard was mailed on Feb. 9, 1912 from Kempton, PA to John Rentochler, 417 Washington St. Reading, Penn. includes a one cent Ben Franklin stamp.


I hope you are well & happy. I expect to write to you in regards to taking a trip to Phila in the near future. Your Cous, Geo W. (unreadable last name).

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Disclaimer: The photos located on this website, "Pretty as a Picture," are property of The Costume Gallery collection. They may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Penny E. Ladnier, owner of The Costume Gallery. The circa dates given for the photos are an educated guess, from analyzing the fashions worn in the photo. When an actual date is provided on the photo, that date will be included in the identification marks section. The location stated by the studio may be a clue as to where this photo was taken. Please take it as a clue. Many photographers traveled to locations and took photographs… meaning that the photo may not have been taken in the same city or town as the address of the studio.