Wedding cap

mid-19th century

Object Place: United States


Overall (without ribbons): 17.5 x 21 x 17 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk tulle with glass pearls, shells, and silk taffeta ribbon on a wire framework

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wedding cap with point in center front with wire framework covered with ivory tulle, with widely spaced artificial pearl beads on cap itself and long tulle lappets, taffeta ribbons for tying, probably originally white, now cream colored, one mother-of-pearl shell on each side of cap. Worn by Lucina Foster, born August 19, 1841, who married Frank Tripp, October 16, 1861. Cf.: 46.1015, wedding dress, Cap part of wedding outfit.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marion C. Tripp