Friday, January 13, 2012

Maude Fealy with Hat


I have a lot of Maude Fealy postcards. This particular one shows her with a hat. I'm not a hat aficionado, although sometimes I long back to the days men had to wear top hats. This hat looks like it has been made out of ostrich feathers, it suits her well I think. Maude played in several silent movies. At one point (1913/1914) she even was positioned as a strong competitor to Mary Pickford.

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27 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous. I'll have to learn more this actress. I think I read somewhere that the fad for ostrich feathers of that era pretty much decimated the bird population...

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  2. The hat fits the hairdo nicely.

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  3. Beautiful woman in a great hat.

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  4. A beautiful lady and a gorgeous hat.

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  5. I have to echo the other comments - she's beautiful and her hat is lovely.

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  6. I watched a video on YouTube about how some birds like egrets were decimated by the hat fads. There were ostrich farms, so maybe that kind of hat didn't affect the wild birds.

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  7. Wonderful. I have a few Maude Fealy postcards, but none as good as this. She really was a beautiful woman.

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  8. She is so lovely and the photograph shows her in a good light too. the hat suits her perfectly. This is a gem.

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  9. GORGEOUS- I love this pic! I'd love more photos of actresses. I don't need an excuse to buy more photos though!

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  10. The "hat" does seem to perfectly form around her beautiful hair. I have never heard of her before. She is very lovely. I wonder if any of her movies survive.

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  11. And a lovely girl she was too. Ostrich feathers were de rigeur, that's for sure.

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  12. She has a classic beauty about her, a rarity today. She doesn't even seem to have much makeup on, flawless skin, she is certainly immortalized in this picture. I wonder if she had any daughters and were they as beautiful as she??

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  13. She has a classic beauty about her, a rarity today. She doesn't even seem to have much makeup on, flawless skin, she is certainly immortalized in this picture. I wonder if she had any daughters and were they as beautiful as she??

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  14. She is stunning! I've never heard of her, but will be doing a bit of sleuthing.

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  15. You cleverly not only work hats in but Mary Pickford as well - a double themer. It's a lovely hat - it almost seems to develop naturally from her head and hair.

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  16. She's simply beautiful, with or without the hat.

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  17. Oh my, what a beautiful woman - she is so serene looking. Her hat is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. A fine postcard of timeless beauty. The demand for feathers used in ladies hats of this era is an interesting environmental issue. If women knew then what we know now, would they have changed their fashion habits?

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  19. Very pretty with her hair matching the movement and design of the feathers...

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  20. Oh my, beautiful lady and hat. I also had heard something about ostrich feathers on hats having been damaging to their population. There was some other type of bird in the Florida Everglades that was driven extinct because their lovely feathers, altho what bird it was has slipped my memory right at the moment.

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  21. That is a nice "clin d'oeil" to lan's prompt, in regards to La Pickford; and a splendid photograph. It has good light and shows the features well, softly...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  22. Wow, what a beautiful woman in an extraordinary hat! Already, I am now wondering about the backstory...

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  23. Bonny Lass! The Hat Looks Alive..... (in a nice way!)

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  24. The lighting in that photograph is simply superb. Great find! Thanks for sharing it.

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