Women Hats Of The 20th Century: For Designers And Collectors With Price Guide
By Maureen Reilly and Beth Detrich. Schiffler, 1997.
This is the most complete book of its kind on modern women's hats.
A 256 page, hard cover, 11 in. by 8 in. book, it is full of information
and photography. It also makes the bold step of attaching values to
vintage hats. I say "bold" because in my experience this is a very
immature and capricious market. Beware! Our second museum-style show at
our Hillcrest, San Diego location was Women's Hats of the 20th Century
where we presented a retrospective of vintage hats. Following the show,
we had a silent auction and sale that had bids all over the place
compared to my expectations.