Advert For M. J. & G. Nathan, Clothier
Printer: Samuels, D.
Medium: Print on paper
Hats have always been very significant, whether worn as a status symbol, a fashion statement, or simply to keep warm. Gentlemen had traditionally been identified by the particular hat that they wore, but it was not until the late 17th century that women began wearing hats for fashion not function. By the 19th century the bonnet was the most fashionable head wear for women and the bowler hat was worn by every self respecting gentleman. As hats were expensive they were often repaired and revamped by added new ribbons or accessories. Milliners like the one featured in this leaflet would have charged high sums for their work and paid their employees very low wages.