Our ancestor wore hats of infinite variety, they wore them pride and without any feeling of self-consciousness. Just look at a few examples;
Quite what this is is not clear, her outfit has an almost Eastern European appearance, it is uniform like. The Hat is different, almost representing a dish with a sleeping duck or crumpled rag on top.
Looking at this you begin to understand what prompted the penning of "Where did you get that Hat?"
|The picture does not make it clear but this looks like a a straw hat with a low crown it appears to be just perching on top of her head rather than being worn. Not a hat for a windy day. She has a rather wistful look, has she just been to Chapel to be confirmed or dedicated.|