Juergen Horn and Mike Powell made a stop in Savannah, Georgia, between living in selected spots For 91 Days. They took in a museum they hadn’t visited before (Savannah is full of them) at the Mansion on Forsyth. There you’ll find the “Kessler Collection Celebrating a Century of Hats” exhibition.
A few glass cases in a first-floor hallway of the Mansion contain dozens of bonnets and fedoras dating back to the 1860s. Some of them are pretty, while others are just insane. And whether or not it was intentionally designed this way, you can position yourself so that your reflection appears to be wearing the hats. Have I always wondered what I’d look like in a sassy silk bonnet? Well, not really. But it turns out I look like a cross-dressing psychopath.
Even if you’re not an aficionado of antiquated fashion, the Mansion’s Lady Hat collection is a sight which is fun, free and bizarre… and somehow feels right at home in Savannah.
See pictures of all kinds of hats from the museum at For 91 days.