Do These Vintage Hats Stand The Test of Time?

Updated on Jun 08, 2018. Originally added on Jan 14, 2016 by Daniel Pinna
From boaters and boudoir caps worn with sleepwear in the 19th century, to Russian fur ushankas, hats have remained a popular component of fashion. The earliest known hat was found belonging to a man believed to have been alive in 3,300 BC (and it’s likely that hats existed long before that!). Of course, hats have evolved from necessity to fashion over time. Check out these different hat fashions from the past few hundred years.

Are those feathers or is it a fur hat?

Unknown woman

A big ribbon could stand in for a hat

Marjorie Keswick, 1915 hat

That's an interesting use of feathers

Unknown women

Both men and women wore fashionable hats

Martha Munnerlyn Allen & Thomas Edmund Allen Sr

How does she keep that hat from falling off her head? Where do the hatpins go?

Mary Ann Jones Lewis

You had to have a strong neck to hold up this hat!

Escher or Sprague Woman

Men looked dapper in a Bowler

Edward Harrison Bell, 1900

Flowers and ribbons really make a hat

Lucretia Metz, Illinois circa 1912

A Swedish hat from olden days

Lundquist or Lindhom Man from Sweden?

These sisters have similar taste in hats

Margaret, Anna, & Jennie Deditz , Iowa

That bow is bigger than the hat itself!

Emma Baker Milhizer
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