17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, April 21, 1912: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Wish I had my new hat. I’d wear it if I had.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma want a hat like one of these hats that were featured in a hundred-year-old issue of Ladies Home Journal?
With the coming of summer one turns instinctively to the flowers, and there is an overwhelming desire to have them around us, in our gardens, and even on our persons. The desire to be personally adorned with them can find best expression in the use of the artificial. In these hats are shown what lovely artificial flowers can be had and at small cost.
“When Flowers Look Well on a Hat”, Ladies Home Journal, June 1911