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?

Mr Walsh dressed as a Roman soldier on roller skates

Mrs Blennerhassett and child

A man poses in different suits and hats

Phillip Selwyn Allen

Woman riding camel

Peters employees in costume

Mr Davidson in fancy dress

Miss Italy competition

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