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When Everyone Wore A Hat...

DavidGrain

master brummie
I would have expected to see the Lord Mayor taking the salute supported by a senior army officer. Unless the picture has been foreshortened by the camera, it does not look as if the officer taking the salute is actually at the Council House entrance.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
This photo in another thread could be units forming up for the big parade
A very good photo of the 50th. Any ideas where it was taken? Viv.
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DavidGrain

master brummie
Half of my above post got lost as I was told I have to log in to post. I have just had to log in three times to try to edit my post. My name is in the banner at the top so I must be logged in. Same thing happened yesterday. Hope this gets posted.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I can't open pictures shown as
Hi David,
The reason you cannot see my image in post#324 is because you are probably logged in to the https connection to the forum. The image in post#324 is actually a link to the post stated in the quote. For some reason the linked pic got converted to https. Alternatively you were not actually logged in and if so then you will not see linked forum images.

Have a read through the 'Getting Logged Out' thread.
I am going to edit the linked pic to https and maybe you will then see it.
ps. I have now changed it from https to https.
 
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oldMohawk

master brummie
Some impressive hats worn by the ladies in this pic showing the Governors and Friends of the Blue Coat School, Harborne. Two hats in the pic look to be almost 2ft dia ... they look a wealthy group.
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image from the Shoothill collection
 
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oldMohawk

master brummie
Reminds me of that book by George Adamski, "Flying Saucers Have Landed".

Maurice
It almost seems that they competed for who could wear the largest most elaborate hat. Some years later after WW1 it all changed, hats became smaller but some started to wear complete foxes draped over their shoulders see post#247
 
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Eric Gibson

master brummie
My mom had a fox stole, no idea how that came about.
As for the hat fashions so much better than the current fashion of ironware in the lips and elsewhere.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
I was wondering how these ladies dealt with the dreaded 'flat hair' after wearing their hats. But I expect it was possibly less of a problem for them because of the hairstyles of the day. The hair of all the ladies in the photo is piled up on their head, not let fall naturally as many of today's hairstyles are, so it was probably just a matter of plumping it up after you'd removed your hat.

These things matter to us ladies!! Viv.
 

Maria Magenta

master brummie
I was wondering how these ladies dealt with the dreaded 'flat hair' after wearing their hats. But I expect it was possibly less of a problem for them because of the hairstyles of the day. The hair of all the ladies in the photo is piled up on their head, not let fall naturally as many of today's hairstyles are, so it was probably just a matter of plumping it up after you'd removed your hat.

These things matter to us ladies!! Viv.

The hair might have been piled up over a pad of some kind?
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
The ladies in the photo look reasonably well off so probably had maids to help them to put their hats on and to tidy up their hair after taking their hats off.
 

norfolk brummie

gone but not forgotten
Looking at the photograph, I rather feel those ladies had very little make up, but took some considerable time to dress. Different to todays young ladies, who seem to take hours with make up and hair, and three minutes to get dressed..............Or am I just being a little male chauvinistic?

Eddie
 
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rosie

brummie
My mother used to wear her hair in a roll around her head in the 1940's, she used old stockings as a base.
She always wore a hat even if it was only one of those "S" shaped springy half-hat things to hold her hair down!
I wondered why some of the hatpins were so long, with the size of those hats I would think they needed several. I don't supppose ladies like these would use a tram, it would have been a sight to see!
rosie.
 

norfolk brummie

gone but not forgotten
Ladies rarely wear a hat in church these days. There was a time when no lady would enter a church for a service without wearing a hat.

When visiting churches in other countries, my wife was often asked to wear a scarf before entering the church.
Eddie
 
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