Exactly two years ago today, I Googled the label inside one of the hats in the Collection, to see if there was any information about the milliner who had made it.   To my astonishment,  there was quite a large amount,  and the story of  FANNY BERGER ,  a young and talented milliner,  came to my notice.

image-16This is one of the only two surviving pictures of her.    She had the misfortune to be Jewish,  and her story  is told in my latest page, entitled  Fanny Berger, the Jewish Milliner.

The hat in question is a small black straw, with a few tatty feathers still attached.   It has caused quite a stir amongst fashion historians

Please read it, and ‘like’ the page.        This is truly