"Pumpkin" Hood

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-42356

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

Descriptive Terms

hoods (headgear)
headgear
cane (plant material)
cotton (textile)
stitching
padding (process)
silk (textile)
stripes
Women's clothing
Silk
Cambric
Cotton
Cane
Padded
Hand Stitched
Striped
HOOD

Inscription

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"".

Additional Identification Number

B4536

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Accession Number

1988.469