Calash

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-42867

Description

Blue silk; plain brim is stiffened with wire and a 1 1/2" wide cardboard band; ten horseshoe-shaped cane hoops; self-fabric bow at back; self-neck ruffle with applied blue silk band at edge; ribbon ties at neck do not match--one is blue with frayed ends, the other is blue/green; additional blue cord attached above at sides, and is a continuous piece (for pulling over face); lined with white canvas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

calashes
headgear
cane (plant material)
canvas
cotton (textile)
stitching
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Silk
Coated Canvas
Cotton
Cane
Hand Stitched
BONNET

Inscription

Handwritten paper note found pinned to lining: ""Calash. / worn by / Mrs. Christiana (Upham) Briggs / daughter of Mrs. Ruth Richardson Upham of Melrose / loaned by / Mary Upham Arnold / Esther N. Upham.

Additional Identification Number

8.1925

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Accession Number

1925.137C