Hat From the Past

Royal Hats about 180 years to ~1840 and these images of Queen Victoria in an embellished bonnet. How I wish we had more colour images of her millinery prior to her widowhood!

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4 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

    • I remember the old View-Masters, Jimbo, but I admit to never giving a moment’s thought to how they worked. I was unable to focus my eyes in such a way as to see these pairs 3-dimentionally, but they (and the article) are still fascinating.

      HatQueen, do you know anything about the costume research and design for the Jenna Coleman “Victoria” series (shown in the U.S. on PBS)? There was a wonderful scene in it where Nancy Skerrett, her ladies maid, was in a workroom entirely filled with hats. Obviously the hats in any costume drama are not the real thing, but I wonder to what extent the ones in this series are based on historical reality.

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