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Bonnet

Description

Tan straw, scalloped/rought plaited bands; brim extends to rounded points, and surves up and around neck; round crown; brim is lined with coral silk taffeta (stitched to fit shape), and narrow black velvet ribbon around edge of brim; one wire band around brim and neck; base of crown at neck is lined with off-white cambric, the rest of crown shows partial remains of paper lining; note also--remains of green silk ribbon ties attached to lining of brim (at points).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1843-1852
Inscriptions
Printed tag on crown: ""25"".
Material
braiding
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
stitching
straw (plant material)
taffeta
wire
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
Braided
braiding
Cambric
Hand Stitched
headgear
paper (fiber product)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Straw
straw (plant material)
taffeta
Taffeta
Unidentified Paper
wire
Wire
Accession Number
1917.770
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
27580

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