Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 80 years to August 6, 1939. It’s a lovely picture painted here- a wonderfully whimsical feathered hat on a young Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), who appears to be having a lovely time with American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. There’s a joyful lightheartedness here that would be obliterated less than four weeks later with the outbreak of WW II.

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9 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Both hats, in their different ways are lovely. While the dress styles may be different, both ladies sport hats, pearls, and gloves. Polished!

  2. Queen Elizabeth looks so beautiful in this picture and in the video!

    I was struck by the men (Protection Officers, maybe?) running to step up and stand on the running boards of the cars!

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