So for the last few weeks I have had the privilege of digging through literally mountains of vintage hats. I have sifted my way through piles of dust-covered junk to find the pieces that were worth keeping, both actual vintage hats and ones made for the stage by past costumers. I would love to share all of the things I've found here with you but there simply isn't enough time in the day to photograph all of the items nor would it be practical to post all 90 plus pictures I took today on this blog post. Therefor I will link to my photostream on Flickr where all of the pictures are and I will share only the best ones (and/or most entertaining ones) here.
Here is my Flickr link.
Lets start with the storage space itself. Currently the storage space is located in a large room in the upper-story of the theatre building at Washington State University. The project I am working on currently is organizing, sorting and moving all of the costume pieces to another building. Here is the current space:
This is the view from the door end of the space. We also store large furniture here. There are several other smaller rooms as well containing shoes, hats and dance wear.
Here is one of my piles of junk:
I have looked at literally hundreds of hats in the last couple of weeks but here are a few of my favorites:
Ok, just a couple more I promise : )
Ok, that's it for tonight because frankly I'm not sure I could fit any more pictures into a single post. Sorry about that.
Tomorrow I will post again with a couple of the true gems of the collection! (And one more really silly one)