Posted 5 years ago
I am interested in all things hat - this includes antique photos featuring hats. This is one showing a studio photograph of a couple with very interesting hats. He has a classic bowler (UK) or derby (US) while she is wearing a top hat with feathers on the top and a wonderful (riding?) jacket with swirls of braid. His suit is interesting too with the contrasting piping. Unfortunately there is a fox mark on each of the faces which makes these worthless from a commercial standpoint, but I still love the photograph. What a dapper couple! The photographers backstamp (Lowthian Brothers in Grmsby UK) is glorious with swans and reeds and decorative graphics around the edge. I notice that photographers from these times considered themselves artists.....funny how that has changed. Now everyone with a Sony Cybershot is a photographer but very few photographers are considered artists.