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Bonnet

1991.473 (RS21516)

Description

A small shallow bonnet covered with pleated "crinkled" black crepe and ruffled crepe at the brim. It ties with a wide black grosgrain ribbon, and is lined with black silk taffeta. It is a mourning bonnet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1885
Inscriptions
A grosgrain shop label on the back of the bonnet reads: Marcella/Norfolk, Conn.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cloth
crepe (textile)
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
cloth
Crepe
crepe (textile)
Grosgrain
headgear
taffeta
Taffeta
Dimensions
8.5 x 7 x 3.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.473
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2449
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