Tuesday, September 9, 2008

When feathers were in: A tip of the hat to Hungarian dancers

Just for fun, I'd thought I zoom in on a few of the marvelous headdresses worn by the dancers in my great-grandfather's Hungarian dance troupe in the early 20th-century. It looks like feathers were in for men's headwear:

Along with the occasional "flower" on top (is that a flower?):

Then again, traditional costume go could a little more regal-looking. This young man looks like he might have inherited a royal crown:

Then there is the seaman's look, modeled here by my great-grandfather, Ferencz Ujlaki:

Handsome, isn't he? I can't help but admire his fur-edged jacket and the large quantity of shining brass buttons he sports on his shirt.

What fun to see this group dance when the Hungarian music began!

This post was inspired by the 5th edition of the Smile for the Camera Carnival: Crowning Glory. For more on hats, hair-do's and more, see footnoteMaven's Shades of the Departed.


  1. Sensational pictures! Best men's hats ever...

  2. I think it's wonderful that you have all these picture! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great bunch of pictures, Lisa!

    I am giving you the "I Love Your Blog" Award for this blog and your other two blogs, by the way. I've always enjoyed reading them!

    Details are on my blog.


  4. Great hats, great tales. "I Heart Your Blog" and you've been tagged at www.familycurator.blogspot.com.

  5. Lisa,
    The HATS and OUTFITS are marvelous. Thank-you for sharing more of your Hungarian ancestry.


For more from Lisa, visit Smallestleaf.com.

Related Posts with Thumbnails