“Bess always had more stylish hats than the rest of us did, or she wore them with more style.” That was how Mary Paxton Keely (right) described her childhood friend and future First Lady Bess Wallace Truman (left). 
The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum has 55 of Bess Truman’s hats, along with hundreds of photographs of Bess wearing hats. Archivist Tammy Kelly was inspired to figure out a way to share them on Flickr.
What do you think—are women’s hats poised to make a fashion comeback?

“Bess always had more stylish hats than the rest of us did, or she wore them with more style.” That was how Mary Paxton Keely (right) described her childhood friend and future First Lady Bess Wallace Truman (left).

The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum has 55 of Bess Truman’s hats, along with hundreds of photographs of Bess wearing hats. Archivist Tammy Kelly was inspired to figure out a way to share them on Flickr.

What do you think—are women’s hats poised to make a fashion comeback?


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