Archive for Friday, March 18, 2011

100 years ago: Lawrence milliners unveil new hat fashions for spring

March 18, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 18, 1911:

  • “MILLINERY OPENINGS. Hats are Smaller and Mere Man Can See the Preacher Now. -- Today ushers in the annual millinery opening for Lawrence. Stroll into any Lawrence hat shop and you will be confronted by a cross between a summer thunder storm and a June sunset. Gingerly attach yourself to a section of that riot of color, and you will find yourself holding a gorgeous lid which will make any Co-ed emit little gurgly bubbles of esthetic delight. Although gorgeous resplendency reigns in the shops, generally, there are a few quiet quaker effects less hypnotic. Headgear is going to be so much smaller that a bathing cap will be very chic if a plume or a yard of ribbon is added.”
  • “The prizes for the Journal-World cooking school contest will be displayed in the show window of the Robertson Furniture Co. Monday, and the lady who can bake the best cake or the best loaf of bread will get a prize worth competing for. The first prize will be a Detroit-Jewel range which sells at $20. The second will be a 3-H Fireless Cooker, the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth will be sacks of Perfection Flour. The seventh will be a ten-pound pail of Wolff’s O. K. lard. If you think you can cook it will be a splendid chance to display your knowledge and gain a prize.”
  • “W. E. Barnes of Vinland, brought the good information to town today that eight farmers living near Vinland have put up silos this winter. George Smith says that he saved enough on one car of cattle to pay for his silo. Farmers will do well to look into this. The great problem of the future is to get the most out of feed.”


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