Decades of Hats: 1900s to the 1970s

Sue Nightingale

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Whether you want to wear, research, or just look at extraordinary vintage women's hats, this book was put together with you in mind! Women have always worn hats, and this collection showcases the most popular, in vogue styles of the lady's chapeau. The author illustrates the hats with hundreds of images from vintage catalog offerings that span over seven decades. Through them the reader can enjoy looking at beautiful headwear, see the evolution of women's taste and style, learn about the trends of the time, and see what was easily available for purchase by the fashionable lady. Everything showcased in this collection was available through mail order and was delivered to the customer's door exactly as advertised! Can you spot the Egyptian influence and the masculine profiles? Should a hat be worn at a rakish tilt, far back on the head, or low over the eyes? You can be the judge when you see the chic styles and how they were worn with panache at a given time in hat history.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 302 images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345111

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Sue Nightingale has been an active buyer, seller, researcher, and collector of various antique and vintage items since her late teens. She added pre-1960s vintage clothing and accessories as a special interest over a decade ago, and remains active in this genre.Raised in the midwest, she is a graduate of Kansas Newman College and a business owner with her husband.