Old streetArt banner of ladies in red hats, Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK
The Red Hat Society (RHS) is a social organization originally founded in 1998 for women age 50 and beyond, but now open to women of all ages. As of 2011, there were over 40,000 chapters in the United States and 30 other countries.
The founder of the Society is artist Sue Ellen Cooper, who lives in Fullerton, Orange County, California. In 1997, Cooper gave a friend a 55th birthday gift consisting of a red bowler purchased at an antique store along with a copy of Jenny Joseph’s poem “Warning”. The opening lines of the poem read:
“ When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.
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This is dedicated to anaisanais and those fabulous portraits….
Anna, I really like your style!!
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