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Head Wear Gallery

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Choose from 52 pictures in our Head Wear collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

A Saltner from Merano, Italy Featured Print

A Saltner from Merano, Italy

Since in the earliest paradise on record poor human nature found the plucking of forbidden fruit an irresistible temptation, it is not strange that in this paradise of the Tyrol the vineyards have to be protected by custodians. These watchmen, known as "Saltners," live for a month or more preceding vintage in cabins hidden away in shady corners of the long arcades. Their food is brought to them by the peasants, and they are supposed to roam about all night, to guard the ripening grapes; but even by day they always seem to be awake and active, eager to find an innocent tourist trespassing unawares on their domain. For then, in accordance with an unwritten law, they are entitled to exact a trifling fine from the intruder. The costume of the Saltner is startling enough to cause at first some apprehensions. He wears a fancifully decorated leathern jacket, and short knee breeches, between which and his low, white socks the legs are bare. Upon his chest hang rows of wild boar's teeth and claws, and not only does his embroidered belt contain a knife and pistol, but in his hand is usually held a formidable looking spear. The most marvelous part of the Saltner's wardrobe is, however, his hat, which certainly must rank among the most extraordinary head gears of humanity. Its basis is a form resembling the characteristic three-cornered chapeau of Napoleon; but on this is built up a sort of grotesque mound, composed of multicolored plumes and feathers, interspersed with tufts of fur, while bushy foxtails hang down over either ear, like monster curls. Date: 1906

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Hats by Bernard Devaux, 1960 Featured Print

Hats by Bernard Devaux, 1960

Three hats by Bernard Devaux, design for Lanvin Castillo and available through British milliner Simone Mirman. Top right is a turban shape in white net studded with a jewelled crescent. Above left is a hat of stiffened black tulle scattered with pale green organza flower heads and trimmed with a black cire ribbon while the model below takes a high line in black point d'esprit net with a vizor of black tulle and a bow of black ribbon.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The high hat trend, 1960 Featured Print

The high hat trend, 1960

A selection of hats with high crowns, fashionable in the early 1960s. Top left is an original Tyrolean hat, which, can be bought over the counter at the big department stores for a modest price'. Top right is a high hat of black cire plaited straw by Pierre Cardin in the shape of a Grecian helmet. Bottom right is another Cardin model inspired by the Tyrolean line made in coarse plaited cire straw in a dark tan and trimmed with broad petersham ribbon of the same colour. Finally, centre is hard little straw top knot hat by Christian Dior, not easy to wear and must be worn with the hair close to the head and scooped in a light chignon at the back. Date: 1960

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans