~ Vintage Images from the Early Twentieth Century of the Polish Immigrant Community of Worcester, Massachusetts ~

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Bonnet (Mystery Photo #6) - Mystery Monday

(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held by Cynthia Shenette; Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) I don't know if this is an Easter bonnet or not, but it has plenty of frills upon it and is a fun photo to post for Easter week!  I love the woman's fancy hat, and given that she is holding a large bouquet of flowers it is probably a special occasion of some kind.  An engagement perhaps?  The photo is on a cardboard mount stamped with the following photographer information: Park Audia, 503 Main St. Worcester, Mass., H.W. Karlson Prop.


  1. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"

  2. While I am grateful to live in this day and age given the modern conveniences we enjoy, it's pictures like this that make me yearn for a time when it was "cool" to dress up and you would be admired for wearing such an ornate hat. Love it!

    Carrie @ Not Your Mother’s Genealogy
    a.k.a “DearMYRTLE’s daughter

    1. Carrie - Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment! You are right about the hats! Back in the day my grandmother would never think about going out without her hat and her beads and earrings! My, how times have changed...

  3. These pictures are beautiful, Cynthia! I found your blog via GeneaBloggers. While I don't have any surnames in common, I recently discovered my own Polish heritage, so I think I'll tag along and feast my eyes on your pictorial tour through your own Polish heritage.

    1. Jacqui - Thank you for your comment! I'm glad you found Faces of Worcester Polonia and decided to follow along! I'm always happy to make a connection with other Polish researchers! If you have some time, check out my other blog, Heritage Zen (www.heritagezen.blogspot.com) where I frequently write about my Polish genealogy research.