Throwback Thursday | The Cawston Girls

A sneak peek at the upcoming spring fashion – compliments of South Pasadena’s Cawston Ostrich Farm!

HOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | News | Spring Catalog – Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena (1906)

The widely anticipated 1906 spring catalog is out – revealing fancy hats adorned with beautiful Cawston ostrich feathers. This season’s fashion spectacular features none other than The Cawston Girls!


Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas

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Author Rick Thomas is the former museum curator and vice-chair of education for the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. He served on the South Pasadena Natural Resources Commission, helping to maintain a strict policy protecting the city’s great old-growth trees. Using touchstone photographs from his own collection—one of the San Gabriel Valley’s largest accumulations of historical images and artifacts—as well as national, state, and local historical archives, Thomas provides a window to his city’s past and an understanding of why its preservation is so important.