Godey's magazine - Google Books. "Silk net for the hair." 1859, November.
1860s, Bonnet Veil--Straw is surprisingly versatile and makes attractive decoration. This veil would have been a very suitable and charming trimming for a straw bonnet of the period. The small semi-circular veil of black machine-made net is sprinkled with petite flower heads of stamped out straw, each with a black glass bead in the centre. Four three-dimensional bees made of straw veneer, black silk thread, beads and straw thread highlight the decoration.
V Museum, bonnet veil, 1860, T.772-1972 (reminds me of bees & honey...)
Net to wear about the house with a wrapper. 1862 Italy
Abiti Antichi- cuffia 38 e 39
SAGE GREEN SILK MANTLE, 1840-1860
26-12-11 Titel: Zeer wijde mantelet van zwarte zijde, om de schouder afgezet met stroken kant en gerimpeld zijden band Vervaardiger: onbekend Soort object: mantelet Vervaardigingsdatum: 1855 - 1865 Afmeting: lengte: 94.0 cm, lengte: 105.0 cm, breedte: 103.0 cm Materiaal: zijde Trefwoorden: kleding vrouw
Evening headdress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Les Modes Parisiennes, 1859. The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Women's side-laced checked wool boots, 1850 / 325 x 321 / 87kbytes
Women's side-laced checked wool boots, 1850
Five ladies' purses, American, 1800-1860. Augusta Auctions: "2 miser's purses: 1 1800-1820 floral embroidered cream wool w/ m.o.p. acorn finials & slides & 1 1825-1850 plum w/ steel beading & slides, L 16"; 3 tiny: 1 1800-1825 2 sided round red silk on birch bark w/ porcupine quill work, L 3.5"; 1 1830-1860 embroidered black velvet w/ steel frame, 3" & 1 1800-1820 cotton knit & green bead drawstring pouch. Brooklyn Museum
Five ladies' purses, American, 1800-1860. Augusta Auctions: "2 miser's purses: 1 1800-1820 floral embroidered cream wool w/ m.o.p. acorn finials slides 1 1825-1850 plum w/ steel beading slides, L 16"; 3 tiny: 1 1800-1825 2 sided round red silk on birch bark w/ porcupine quill work, L 3.5"; 1 1830-1860 embroidered black velvet w/ steel frame, 3" 1 1800-1820 cotton knit green bead drawstring pouch. Brooklyn Museum
Just out of curiousity, I'd like to make up a drawn corduroy bonnet. The right, light weight, corduroy will be a must. Says "Drawn hat of corduroy gathered on 4 reeds."
The Henry Ford Costume Collection: 76.104.2 EM02P76_104_2D.JP2
Sunbonnet | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
cotton corded sunbonnet | Green Corded Bonnet – Part One
Green Corded Bonnet - Part One
50s-60s quilted brim, brown polished cotton lining - Might work for travel impression. Though a more structured bonnet/hood seems to appear in paintings and fit with descriptions.