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Bonnet

American (Boston)
About 1867
Maker Mrs. B. E. Hastings


Object Place, Boston, [New England, Massachusetts], USA

Dimensions

Overall (without ties): 15.2 x 18.4 x 17.8 cm (6 x 7 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

52.1663

Medium or Technique

Straw with silk flowers, silk velvet trim, and silk taffeta ribbon

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes

A small bonnet of white straw, designed to be worn on top of head, trimmed with lilac velvet folds and matching small artificial blossoms arranged in three bunches, lilac taffeta broad ribbon ties; lined with china silk and glazed book muslin, on china silk a gold printed label: "Mrs. B. E. Hastings, MODE., 13 Hayward Place"; an inked note found in bottom of box reading April 1867, Mrs. L. S. Dabney's (?).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham