Angus Trumble’s 1913 In Retrospect


“According to The Times newspaper, ‘freakish ideas’ in millinery were prevalent in England, as, for example, in a new ‘hat of black paille anglaise, trimmed with a straight band of white Ottoman ribbon and two very long cut feathers in white...and the hat exacts almost universal praise under the magic of chic....’”

Resident chronologer Angus Trumble examines 1913, when milliners, Machu Picchu and the Mona Lisa made headlines.

Angus Trumble is Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Formerly the Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, Trumble has written several books, including A Brief History of the Smile (Basic Books, 2004), and The Finger: A Handbook (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010).