The Glorious Age of the Hat

At the turn of the century, hats were quite the fashion statement. Men often wore fedoras, which could be year-round attire. These hats, which came into fashion in the late 19th century and never went back out of style, have been a favorite of gangsters, Orthodox Jews, and Prince Edward.  In later years, women wore fedoras too…

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A Gibson Girl Valentine from 1907!

On Valentine’s Day, 1907, Miss Lillian Moore of St. Louis received this rather salacious unsigned Valentine from a suitor. At least, it seems salacious for a young Edwardian lady to receive. Wouldn’t the neighbors gossip? I wonder if Miss Lillian Moore even knew who sent this Valentine? After all, there’s no message or signature. Perhaps…

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The Kiss

Here’s a cool photograph that was posted on Retronaut – which is a fab site, if you have never happened to check it out. This young lady was clearly a fashionista in her day – note the styled hair, frilly dress, and double-strand necklace.

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