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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.
tulle (meshed textile)
Handwritten inside crown: ""Aged 16 yrs / Sallie / 1857"". [prob. Sarah Elizabeth Appleton Lawrence]