I received some more photos of Sylvia Whitman Seigenfeld, the designer behind the Suzy label, from her daughter. It seemed a bit odd that I wrote about this important milliner and she was wearing a hat in none of the photos! Thanks to daughter Susan, we can now see that Sylvia knew how to sport a hat.
In the last photo we see Sylvia wearing an uncharacteristically fussy hat. I wonder what she thought about the hat of the woman sitting across the table from her. Now that’s a hat!
I want to thank Susan Novenstern again for all the information about her mother and for the fantastic photos of her. Her generous sharing adds to the historical record and helps eliminate confusion about all the Suzy millinery labels.
This points out once again just how important the internet has become in doing historical research. Susan found my original post on her mother’s label after someone posted a link on her facebook page. Others have found my posts after doing a Google search on a family member who was in the fashion business. It is just amazing the connections that are being made today that were impossible in the last century.
For those of us who blog and who post in other places on the internet, we just never know who might be reading. It’s exciting that information can be so easily found and shared.
Sorry that there are no links today, but I only had a few to share so I decided to wait a week before doing the post. If any of you run across an interesting story about clothing or textiles, I always appreciate an email with the link .