Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hats Off to Sophie

The hats you see here were made by Sophie Holt, a woman from Arlington, SD, who was born in 1896 and went to a millnery school in St. Paul and worked in Chicago for Stanley Korshak as a designerfor 38 years. Mavis Sorenson, a resident of Ramona, has a collection of more than 250 of these hats, some of them with a Mister John label. Sophie Holt made them all by hand. The flapper hat on the figurehead on the counter belonged to Mavis herself, Sophie's niece. The wife tried on several, finally deciding on one that went with her cool coat, the black one on the rack.
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