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Bonnet

Description

Black silk taffeta; hoops and shirring at brim; pleated neck ruffle stiffened with black net; black silk fringe tulle around face; lined with black silk, stiffened with canvas; wire support; narrow black ribbon ties with wider set of black taffeta ties.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1857
Inscriptions
Handwritten inside crown: ""Aged 16 yrs / Sallie / 1857"". [prob. Sarah Elizabeth Appleton Lawrence]
Material
canvas
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
canvas
Coated Canvas
Hand Stitched
headgear
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1991.20
GUSN
1236

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