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"Pumpkin" Hood

Description

Red, purple and yellow/beige striped iridescent silk; horizontal stripes; calash style with five cane hoops; single piped self-fabric ruffle at brim; gathered at center back; padded neck ruffle; two striped ribbon bows at top; same ribbon used as neck ties; lined with pink cotton cambric; padded with batting.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper note pinned to neck ruffle (see file): ""A hood that Aunt Louisa / Goddard used to wear when / she went to Mr. Parks' School / but she did not like it, - so / mother changed with her, gave / her hers & kept this. It must be / over 60 years old. Dec 7-1893"".
Material
cane (plant material)
cotton (textile)
padding (process)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
Cane
cane (plant material)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Hand Stitched
headgear
HOOD
hoods (headgear)
Padded
padding (process)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Striped
stripes
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1988.469
GUSN
42356

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