I am fascinated with Victorian fashions. My many blog posts on the subject attest to that. I believe Victorian fashions have more personality and style than many of today’s fashions. Sorry Lady Gaga. However, today’s blog post is about the opposite. It is about a piece of clothing with no personality or style. This blog post is about a Victorian era hat called a “mob cap”.
The mob cap is simple and serves a basic function – to keep a servant’s hair clean. The woman in the below vintage postcard is wearing a hat similar to a mop cap (minus the flowers). It looks rather plain in comparison to other Victorian era hats with feathers and ribbons.
* More vintage postcards of woman wearing Victorian fashions can be found in my web store, Remember When Vintage Postcards.
* Be sure to stop back in a couple of days to find out a postcard message’s contribution to winter in April 1909 Redwood Falls, MN.