Edwardian Ladies’ Hat Fashions: Where Did You Get That Hat? (Images of the Past)



Based upon the creator’s large personal collection of beautiful fashion postcards from Edwardian times, this book takes the reader on a journey through that era – covering the hat fashions and social changes of the day. Delve further into the carnage that took place all over the world, in which unscrupulous and money grabbing individuals from the Northumbrian coast in England to the Everglades in The us, would callously slaughter whole colonies of birds (leaving their young to die) purely to give you the millinery trade with ornate feathers to decorate fashionable hats throughout that era.

The book also takes the reader into the world of millinery sweatshops of poverty stricken New York and describes the conditions and deprivations under which the poorly paid workers, many of them immigrants, worked. You’ll be able to even learn about the background, history and amazing life of one of the most world’s greatest fashion designers, Coco Chanel, as she set out on her lifetime of fashion in Edwardian Paris.

With superb fashion colou plates of the day, at the side of images of amazingly creative and colorful hat pins from both the United Kingdom and The us, the creator shares the fruits of his 40 years of postcard collecting and the highs and lows of his seek for the ‘Hats’ postcards, as worn by his Edwardian ‘girlfriends’ from over 100 year ago.

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