Figure 1.--Here we see some European boys, probably in the 1930s. We are not sure what country they are from. Nor do we know what kind of caps they are wearing. Perhaps some of our European readrs will recognize them.
We have found some caps which we can no identify. Some caps we know nothing about. Some were destinctive to specific countries or regions. Here the images provide some context, especially the chronology. While we can not always identify the country, we can usually idntify the chronological period. In other instances we are familiar with the caps, but just do not know what they were called. Even available period catalogs do not provide destinctive names for the caps.
Here we see some European boys, probably in the 1930s (figure 1). We are not sure what country they are from. Nor do we know what kind of caps they are wearing. Perhaps some of our European readrs will recognize them. As they are identical we wonder if they could indicate a youth group uniform. Or perhaps the boys are brothers and mother just brought the same style caps.
We have noted one style of cap worn by younger boys during the late 19th century. We do not know the proper name for it at this time. In some ways it seems simmilar to a pill-box cap, but designs varied. We have often wearing Fauntleroy suits and Fauntleroy kilts, but we have seen other boys wearing them with other outfits as well--even sailor suits. It appears some were made out of velvet and matches the boys velvet suit. I'm not sure what colors they came in. We have noted them in different countries, including America, England, and Germany. It is a similar style to that worn by adults with a smocking jacket, often with a tassle. Strangely, we have seen small boys wearing them and adult men--but rarely youths. Hopefully our HBC readers will help identify the style.
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