Fashion Date: 1910-1912
Hat Description: This lady is proving the point that not all hats from this era were wide brimmed. This style was also very fashionable. Her hat has a brim that has been turned up on one side. It has a wide band, probably of velvet. The crown is of tall height and is garnished with a pleated fan probably of velvet to match the brim's band. There is a garnishment of feathers or straw on the backside of the hat.
Costume Description: She is wearing a lace overlay that forms a fitted collar, then falls off the shoulders and sleeve cap. The overlay is split at the sides, with no seams from under the arms to the hip. It is belted at the high waist, somewhere between the natural waistline and empire style. Noticing where the waistline is, I date this fashion in the earlier part of the decade. The sleeves are close fitting and have a row of six buttons from the wrist to the elbow. The skirt is narrow and has a tuck pleat down the center front. This tuck is garnished with non-functional (other than for decorative purposes) buttons. Her accessories include a parasol, a beaded purse, white gloves, and eyeglasses.
Hairstyle Description: It is difficult to determine her hairstyle because of her hat.
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: None provided
Studio Location: None provided
Date: None provided
Other information: None provided
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