Victorian Vintage 9 1\/2 inch Black Porcelain Hat Pin
Enjoyed by antique collectors today, hatpins were controversial back in the day. As women's hats grew more extravagant during the 1800's, pins, exceptionally long pins were used to hold their elaborate hats in place.
In 1908, an English judge, fearing that the pins could be used as weapons in his court, ordered a group of suffragettes to remove their hatpins and hats. News of this humiliation spurred American suffragettes to wear hats and hatpins as badges of honor. We combine shipping and invite you to visit our other listings.
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