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Lady in a Picture Hat


 Lady in a Picture Hat

Forever in style

A picture hat is a large, broad-brimmed hat, usually rather elaborately trimmed.

The name is usually said to come from the way the hat frames the face, like a round picture frame, though I’ve also seen it said that it is because they were considered a revival of historical styles, so the wearer looked like a the women in the paintings of Gainsborough or Reynolds.  Perhaps the real truth is slightly more prosaic, and it is simply that they were worn by those who affected the picturesque. 

June 28, 2014 - Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , ,

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