Fashion Date: 1910-1914
Hat Description: What a Hat! She reminds me of Molly Brown in the movie "Titanic." This wide brimmed fur hat is accented with a large brooch. Large ostrich feathers are attached on the brooch and whisk towards the back in musketeer style.
Costume Description: This costume smells like money, lots of it. This is considered the "Gainsborough Look." Her foxtail stole, and size of her hat, are a statement that she is the "Grand Dame." The stole is held in place by a chain crossing her upper chest. She is holding a large fur muff. It is hard to tell if she is wearing a winter coat or walking suit. It has a lace collar and a large button on the left side. The large button has four tentacles, each having a loop on the end. The loop goes over a floral shaped button. Her sleeves are in a leg-o-mutton style with a small braid around the cuffs. Other accessories include a pendant necklace and a large brooch on her collar.
Hairstyle Description: Her hair is parted down the middle and pulled up in a large pompadour style.
Identification Marks on Photo
Name of Sitter: None provided
Type of Photo: Photo Postcard, Size of image, 3.5" W X 5.5" H
Studio: The Fair Postal Studio
Studio Location: Chicago
Date: None provided
Other information: None provided
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