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Fontana A. Massee, as a Milliner | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Fontana A. Massee, as a Milliner

Fontana A. Massee, as a Milliner | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Fontana A. Massee, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a milliner. Pictured showing hats to another girl. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme.
DESCRIPTION
Fontana A. Massee, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a milliner. Pictured showing hats to another girl. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:54735
Creation Date: 1905
Creator Name:Hansen, Albert
City:Menomonie
County:Dunn
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Albert Hansen papers, 1899-1980
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M82-255
Original Dimensions:5 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Page 4 of 70. Accompanying story reads, "On opening the collection appropriately enough the fate of Fontana Masse was the first to appear. Imagine to my surprise upon discovering that our illustrious classmate was to become a milliner, she to whom we had all looked up to for her studious perseverence and serious character is to direct all the knowledge and energy in to the creation of hats. The prophet said, 'This lady will be unsurpassed as a milliner because of her prodigious knowledge of Geometry; which will give her a correct idea of the angles and curves in the creation of exquisite hats and bonnets.'" Fontana A. Massee married Fred Cole in 1917. Information about Fontana Massee has been researched through contemporary newspaper articles.
SUBJECTS
Hats
Students
Portrait photography
Women
Clothing trade
Sales personnel
Stores, Retail

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