Autumn!

It’s here and I’m not sad about it. I love the crisp nights, the smell of cinnamon apple cider, the glowing orange lights in my living room, the football games (yes, even the Lions!), the sound of people crunching through leaves on the sidewalk.

What did I find in the library’s Old News vault? Well, I guess old timey Ann Arbor liked…hats.

The Barton Hills country club had a hat show to end autumn and here are some of those chapeaus:

Lucy K. Gregory models a hat for Barton Hills Country Club millinery show, "Autumn Finale," September 1959 image
I love this hat but would look dorky in it.
Jane G. Newton models a hat for Barton Hills Country Club millinery show, "Autumn Finale," September 1959 image
Somehow she rocks it but I would look like a crazy person.
Mrs. Richard Graham models a hat for Barton Hills Country Club millinery show, "Autumn Finale," September 1959 image
This would work for me because my giant head would not make it fit weird.
Mary Lou Hutzel and Ann Buhr model autumn fashions in the Hutzel Shop fashion show, August 1952 image
A Hutzel fall fashion show from 1952! Fun fact: my mom signed me up for “fashion” classes at the Hudson’s in Oakland Mall; they did not stick.

Here are more fall fashions, circa 1952

Fall Fashions, July 1952 image
Fall Fashions, July 1952 image
Fall Fashions, July 1952 image

What lovely women! And while they had their own issues (the Cold War, for instance), not one of them had to match their dresses to a mask! 🙂

(Wear your masks. For real. We all need to be here NEXT fall!)

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