Maker Mrs. B. E. Hastings
Object Place, Boston, [New England, Massachusetts], USA
Overall (without ties): 15.2 x 18.4 x 17.8 cm (6 x 7 1/4 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Straw with silk flowers, silk velvet trim, and silk taffeta ribbon
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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 (?).
Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham