Saturday, September 26, 2009

Schoolgirl Hats 1890

These are my great, great aunt Jesse Louise Forde's friends. It looks like she had many friends. I have her old autograph book, plus lots of little photos. It must have been a standard procedure in 1890 for the girls to have their portraits taken with hats and coats on. I like the girl in the top photo. She seems like more of a tomboy and I love her hat. CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. (Photos from Crehore family archive.)


Tuscadero said...

The girl in the top photo looks strikingly like Peggy Olsen on Mad Men, don't you think?

liza said...

OMG these are amazing. How lucky you are to have them.

liza said...

Oh, and I just noticed that they were taken in LeRoy NY. That's where Jello was made! If there;s any Jello ephemera in those books will you tell me? thanks.