Monday, May 24, 2004


Most of the time he wore a ridiculous bowler on his head

Bowler Hat Heroes

Hat Spinning at Tricks with Hats

As was the fashion at the time, bowler hats were seen on men of all classes aboard the Titanic (source)

Dog. Boronia 1926
Museum of Victoria Biggest Family Album

Comments: hats

Actually, in the first link Winnie appears to be sporting a homburg not a bowler.
Posted by Nabakov at May 24, 2004 04:43 PM

Ah yes...
I've just referred to another link I didn't post:

and can spot the difference in H and B.

(I like the pic of 3 generations of Bowlers, 1950 in that link.)
Posted by boynton at May 24, 2004 05:03 PM

That is a very fine dog image. Who knows if they knew what they were doing, or whether this is accidental art. The quality of the sky, the dim building, the completely crumpled hat tied on with string, the straight legs on the pooch, the dry dry dry stump and of course the worn out frock.

How does a small kid's frock get that worn out? There's a whole family in that one shot. I really wonder what happened to them.
Posted by David Tiley at May 25, 2004 12:17 AM

There are 13 Hectors now in the Melbourne phone book. They seem to favour Bayswater.
Posted by David Tiley at May 25, 2004 12:21 AM

Now you mention it...
It does seem High grade amateur snap at the very least, but there is no photographer credit there.

And yes - a whole history in one snap.

Daffodils would soon supplant the gums in Boronia.
O'er vales and hills. A host of stumps.
Posted by boynton at May 25, 2004 01:10 PM

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