George Vernon Hatch

George Vernon Hatch

George Hatch, here photographed in 1940, was a Company Registrar working in London during the war. He also volunteered on a searchlight station for the Civil Defence. Four of his letters appear in the book. It is great to find a photograph of him at last. Thanks to Professor David Hatch for sending me this image.

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The Zeppelin Hat

The Zeppelin Hat

This rather embarrassed looking girl is wearing a very odd creation photographed for the Central News Photo Service, New York, in August 1918:

“Our photo shows one of the latest freak fashions that has made its appearance in the “Zeppelin Hat” designed by Maison Lewis, London. It can certainly claim to be topical. It is the opinion amongst millinery critics that it will not become very popular in the United States.”

This photograph was offered for sale on eBay by Historic Images.