It was Tufts’ Commencement this weekend (congratulations, graduates!), and that seems like as good an excuse as any to make a post about… Hats!
Yes, despite all of the mortar boards, graduation has been a time where some attendees break out the fabulous headwear. There are plenty of images behind the jump.
Margaret Engemann Wiener is rocking that hat.
I love the confidence of this. Is she a security guard? Her posture, her grin, really let her carry off that little hat.
There’s another fabulous hat in this wonderful image of what I will speculate is a grandmother congratulating a graduate. What do you call that kind of hat? I have one, so I should know, but alas, I do not.
No hats here per se, but I have a real weakness for some of the schmancy mortar boards. And Doctor Ione Vargus makes this one looks smashing.
The resolution on these two images from 1907’s Here and There at Tufts is just good enough to see that both men and women are wearing the most fabulous Edwardian hats, but aside from a few straw boaters, I can’t quite make any of them out.
And these top hats are just lovely.