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Today's hat: Date: 1930–39 Culture: American Medium: wool, feathers, beads Dimensions: Diameter: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) (with feathers)

Today's hat: Date: 1930–39
Culture: American
Medium: wool, feathers, beads
Dimensions: Diameter: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) (with feathers)

An amazing two-page spread from LIfe Mag, 9/2/57.

"Looking like the whole line-up for a beauty contest, this surprising picture shows only one girl, 18-year-old Jill Feldster of Atlanta, GA., wearing her wardrobe of bathing suits – 100 of them. Jill, who has done a radio show and movie bits under the name Jill Pepper, began collecting bathing suits in her early teens so she could look like Betty Grable. To show off Jill and the suits, photographer Jay Leviton set up his camera in his backyard and took 50 different exposures of Jill on one film. After each shot, Jill dashed in a tent, changed her suit, came back to stand on a spot previously marked by Leviton. Next night Leviton shot another row of 50 suits. In the center background, Jill appears to be standing apart, getting a good look at her 99 other selves."
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Finding Madge – A Granddaughter’s Journey

Opening an Etsy shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter. Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner. Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search of a hat shop my grandmother opened in 1917.
After securing funds for millinery supplies then traveling by herself from Kansas to Scooba, Mississippi to find her fortune, Madge’s courage and drive to succeed continues to be a daily inspiration.

The following is a series of articles chronicling my journey to try to find that hat shop. Hope you enjoy the ride.

I know I did.

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A blog on vintage style inspired by my grandmother, Madge Beals Meredith, who was a milliner before she married Visit Blog!