See My Hat!

See my hat on my head.


Photographs can show us what life was like in the past. The State Library of Western Australia collects photographs for this reason. They provide a ‘snap shot’ of the past and they are a great source of information. By comparing photographs of people from the past wearing hats, we can understand about what has changed or stayed the same over time.

You can find digitised photos from the State Library’s pictorial collection by searching the catalogue.

How would you sort the following hats? Play? Work? Going out? or do you have your own categories?

151574PD: Studio portrait of Mr Walsh dressed as a Roman soldier on roller skates

152961PD: Studio portrait of Mrs Blennerhassett and child

006570PD: A man poses in different suits and hats

108439PD: Phillip Selwyn Allen, Regimental Sergeant-Major, 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry.

024339PD: Woman riding camel ca.1895

102252PD: Peters employees in costume

097129PD: Studio portrait of Mr Davidson in fancy dress, Kalgoorlie

347104PD: Miss Italy competition at Fremantle Harbour

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