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PROGRAMThe Women’s Hat Craze In San Francisco, 1907–1915
MONTHLY PROGRAM John Freeman In the early twentieth century, almost a decade of international millinery flamboyance and competition took over women’s fashion. San Francisco, the bulwark of wealth and sophistication on the West Coast, joined the trend—but with unique results. Viewed today, it might appear the fashions were restrictive, but this era strengthened a larger liberation movement