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"Pumpkin" Hood

Description

Black, blue and white silk plaid; quilted with five casings, with one drawstring of dark blue ribbon at brim, and three drawstrings of [ ] light blue ribbon on inside (there is probably a fourth but it has been lost inside casing); five puffed[?] bands lined with batting; small horseshoe shaped panel, stiffened, inserted at back with self-fabric bow; padded neck ruffle; two sets of ribbon ties at neck--one pair is blue, matching blue silk drawstring and bow at brim; the other is a red silk ribbon, wider, with narrow geometric bands; lined with pale blue (now dirty) cotton cambric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1865
Inscriptions
Cardboard note (see file): "" '22.770 Pumpkin Hood / Gift of Family of Mrs. Otis Norcross.""
Material
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
quilting
silk (textile)
taffeta
tin (metal)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
headgear
HOOD
hoods (headgear)
Plaid
plaids
Quilted
quilting
Silk
silk (textile)
taffeta
Taffeta
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1922.770
GUSN
29603

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