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Thirties • The Coal Scuttle Hat

Women from about 1929 to 1931

By 1930 the Cloche hat of the twenties had evolved into the Coal Scuttle A rounded metal bucket with a scoop at the front, for holding coal indoors shape. The deep scoop brim over one ear gives the hat its name.
Worn higher on the head and with a shallow front brim,the wearers face is more visible. The larger summer styles were often made of straw plait.

Hats of the early 1930s were mostly modest in size and usually worn at a tilt.

Photo: Laurence

Woman above about 20 years old  • Year about 1930  • Estimate: born 1910 ± 5 years