My curiosity was even more heightened when I observed that there was a noticeable difference in the sketching skills, or lack of, shown in the sketch renderings spanning across decades. Why were the sketches from the 1920s more professional looking than those drawn in latter years. ...but then I noticed something else, the sketches actually resembled those drawn by other designers from the periods they represented. For example, if you've ever seen some of the costume books showing medieval costume sketches, some of the sketches appeared to be crude. The sketches represented in Lawrence's drawings also appeared to be crude for that period,. In other words, the differences between sketches may have been intentional. Still there was something odd about the sketches. Were these sketches rendered by the same person? Did they really belong to George Lawrence, or did they belong to a student of millinery? Were these sketches rendered over several decades, or over a shorter period of time, perhaps for a class project?
So, ladies and gentlemen, who is/was George Lawrence, the milliner that made hats to order, as referenced on his millinery labels. I know that, from my own personal research, some of the ladies in the head measurement list worked in the theater. Of course we all know who Carol Channing is, and I must say that she has an impressive head size for the eras represented by the sketches. Usually head measurements were smaller, thus all the size 22 hat blocks floating around from earlier eras. If you know who George Lawrence is/was, please let us know.