29 Vintage Photos of Guests (and Their Hats) at Garden Parties

Welcome again to Monochromes, a Friday mini-collection wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress’s photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of aged black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a uncover you want to share? Hit up the tipline we’d enjoy to hear from you.

In the summertime of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s, the Western World’s aristocracy loved little more than to don an oversized hat, drape on an inordinate volume of clothing—fur stoles in June? yeah, baby—and mill about at croquet-infused yard soirees. To close out this week’s grand pageant of almost everything outdoors, this is a appear at some of the most beautiful, most amusing, most decadent black-and-white photos of backyard garden functions Getty Photographs has to offer you. What is the tale of the image, previously mentioned? That would be Overlook Cora Carew, collaborating in “a toe dancing review of the 1812 period of time” at Woman Carson’s backyard get together for the Children’s Country Holiday Fund, in 1928. And that’s just the commencing.

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