Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Big hats

Sabden Village choral trip.
This is the choral society from the Lancashire village of Sabden. The building has now been identified as Sabden Baptist church, though it appears oddly smaller in this modern view. A very good example of cartwheel hats.

Sabden Village choral trip. (enlarged detail)

Big hat, lace and parasol.
An example of the Merry Widow.

Woman with big hat

1 comment:

  1. Great photos. I adore old stylish hats. Do you know about the vintage hats community on lj? cheers.