A feathered hat, what the well dressed lady wears when going to market in the early 1900s
She may have been the only one, she certainly seems to have drawn some looks from one or two people. I never wore a feathered hat, or any hat at all, when I used to go to the market in St Germain, in the same market place getting on for 100 years later. The styles may have changed but the market place remains the same.
St Germain en Laye is a town to the west of Paris, commuter land to some extent because it lies at the end of the RER (Réseau Express Régional) line into La Défense, the centre of Paris and right out the other side to Disneyland. It is apparently one of the busiest lines in the world. The RER line dates from 1969 but before that, and around the time of this postcard, there was a tram running from the centre of Paris to the château in Saint Germain.
Louis XIV was born in the château and later lived there for some 20 years. He handed it over to James VII of Scotland and & II of England after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. James VII & II is buried in a nearby church.
A post for Sepia Saturday. A click on the button will take you to the blog.
I'm going to be away from computers most of this weekend so I'll be doing my commenting during the week.