20th Century

An American in Gloucestershire

No American things of “doing” England without seeing our valley, which is famous for its scenery and its ruins. ┬áThus you always find a number of women in trim “shirt-waists,” and wearing large chiffon veils on top of their hats at angles quite unknown to the English woman, sitting on the platform about train time, writing the usual budget of picture postcards.

From The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, by Flora Klickmann, first published 1916

How to get all that chiffon to stay on?

And where will all the luggage go?