Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 190 - vintage postcards of Edwardian actresses in hats

A bit rushed, and a bit late this week, plus I couldn't quite match with the picnic theme for this week's Sepia Saturday but couldn't help notice the magnificent straw hats the ladies in the picture were wearing, so on a hat theme, here are a handful of Edwardian actresses with some pretty fine hats.

Vintage postcard of Miss Gabrielle Ray
Vintage postcard of Miss Gabrielle Ray

Vintage postcard of Miss Gertie Millar
Vintage postcard of Miss Gertie Millar

Vintage postcard of Miss Grace Lane
Vintage postcard of Miss Grace Lane

Vintage postcard of Miss Jane May
Vintage postcard of Miss Jane May

Vintage postcard of Miss Lillah McCarthy
Vintage postcard of Miss Lillah McCarthy

Vintage postcard of Miss Marie Studholme
Vintage postcard of Miss Marie Studholme

Vintage postcard of Miss Phyllis Dare
Vintage postcard of Miss Phyllis Dare

Vintage postcard of Miss Vesta Tilley
Vintage postcard of Miss Vesta Tilley


16 comments:

  1. Loved all your ladies in hats. I have a thing about beautiful hats and old fashioned pictures! Thanks for a lovely post - late or not!!!

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    1. You're welcome, glad you liked it.

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  2. Fantastic hats. My favorite is the buxom Gabrielle Ray. Her bosom and hat are in proportion. I have to wear a tiny flat little beret to achieve the same balance.

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  3. Magnificent hats and hair, presumably held up with a large set of hatpins.

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  4. Part of the appeal for these cards must have been the hat styles. How easy was it to learn the name of the milliners who made the hats?

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    1. There are no details on the postcards other than the actress names, so I guess the focus of these particular cards for collectors was the actress.

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  5. Wonderful hats. How on earth could such women get close enough to each other to have a conversation without their hats clashing?

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  6. I am surprised that more bloggers have not gone for hats with this prompt and you have filled the gap with some wonderful vintage postcards.

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  7. So many pictures of hats--I guess that's one of the reasons they are called "picture hats."

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  8. What a wonderful array of fashionable ladies --- and hats galore. Nevertheless, my favorite is the young woman in the fur hat and muff. Lovely.

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  9. Great post of ladies with their hats! Love the dresses, especially the one of the lady coming out of the car.

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  10. Just beautiful! Love the pink in photo #1.

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  11. I'm so glad we don't have to wear those. They are pretty, though.
    Barbara

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  12. Oh dear, vintage photos of ladies who names I recognise. I wonder whether than make me vintage too. Hat styles that suit them all.

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  13. Wow--these are wonderful. Can you imagine having to wear such things all the time. Imagine wearing dresses buttoned to the chin with long sleeves, sweeping the floor--in the hot summertime?! EEEeeeek! lol

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