Monday, April 7, 2008

I'll See You And Raise You Two

Recently Laura of The Virtual Dime Museum posted an article called From The Ministry Of Silly Hats. The hats were indeed silly, even for 1962.

Well, Laura, I'll see you and raise you two. Here are some decidedly silly hats accompanied by pince nez glasses and pine cone necklaces.

The photograph is a carte de viste taken in Soldin, Germany, now Mysliborz in Poland. You have to wonder is there a silly hat, pine cone necklace wearing German/Polish festival we're not aware of? Jasia, do you know of one? If anyone knows of one please leave a comment and enlighten us all.


Unknown. Photograph. ca. Not researched. Digital image. Privately held by the footnoteMaven, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Preston, Washington. 2007



Blogger Lidian said...

No silly hat/ pine cone festivals that I know of in northern Germany/Pomerania -

You absolutely win this one, fM! That is a amazing & lovely photograph. In fact I can't tell you how much I love this photo!

Many thanks for posting it - it is so bracing and cheering; I love their expressions (esp the lady on the right, who looks a bit ironic). And I love them for wearing this stuff and marking the occasion with a photograph. Where did you find this treasure?

April 7, 2008 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

You're welcome! I love this photograph as well.

Where did I get it? Oh, Canada!

Shades Of The Departed

April 7, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

You take the cake... or in this case the hat, fM!

I knew right off that these characters were Polish. The lady on the right looks enough like me to be my sister ;-)

Oh yes, we have just such a festival here in Detroit. I'll show you...

April 7, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


What if it turned out she was an ancestor. How great would that be?


April 7, 2008 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger The Photo Detective said...

Hi, I decided to join in with a funny hat picture I commented on in a short video. It depicts a woman from Macon, France with a very odd hat!

April 9, 2008 at 5:56 AM  

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