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Saturday, September 8th, 2012 07:45 am
I have a fair number of photos of my family decked out in their hats.

I even have an ancestress who made them.

The millinery shop of my g-g-grandmother, Mary Emily Conner, in Grenada Co., MS, about 1870-1875.

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My grand-aunts, Ocie (left) and Arkie Burris, photo about 1909.

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My grandfather, his brother and their double cousins, Elbert and Earl. Photo about 1905.

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Left to right - Elbert Burris, Homer and George Burris,Jr. (brothers) and Earl Burris (brother of Elbert)



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(Anonymous)
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
And there is even a lady with two hats! Also I like the way Elbert Burris wears his hat, very casual! The hats of your great-aunts Ocie and Arkie seem so huge. No wonder they keep them at their feet.
Thanks for sharing,
Peter M
(Anonymous)
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hello! Who needs hats when you have such lovely bows as those darling girls had! Very nice! Karen at twincitiesblather@blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
My paternal grandmother was also a milliner, but she worked for someone else, and I don't know who YET. Funny, my maternal grandmother always wore those big bows in every photo I have of her as a child. Wonderful photographs!!

Margel
Sunday, September 9th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
Another double cousin family, yay!

I love old hat pictures <3
(Anonymous)
Monday, September 10th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Really wonderful images! I feel like I've stepped back into time.

The last shot has me perplexed because the fellows in the front are obviously sitting but the guy on the left looks like his legs are simply missing.
(Anonymous)
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
The photo of the boys is fascinating; I'm not sure they were too keen on being taken.