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Civil War Ladies Caps

Ladies in the Civil War era often wore caps - around the house and occasionally when going out visiting or to church. Some were simple, plain lace caps. Others were highly decorated with ribbons and flowers. It was a good way to protect your hair and a chance to show off your handworking abilities.

theotherfandomgirl: Mrs. Nancy Lawson by William Matthew Prior...

1850-1875 American Cap at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - This cap was made by layering black, patterned and white net, thus creating varying shades of grey.

LACMA Collections Online; English woman's bonnet (fanchon), c. 1860; linen net with lace, silk-velt ribbon, faux pearl glass beads; overall: 14-3/4 x 11-1/2 x 8 inches

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1854. Le Moniteur de la mode. Short side floof with back lappets.

Net to wear about the house with a wrapper. 1862 Italy

Lovely-for new 2nd mourning outfit?

1850s finely hand-embroidered fancy tulle day cap, trimmed in ruffled Mechlin lace. Adjustable twill tape drawstring at the back.

[Family Portrait] William L. German (American) ca. 1855

LACMA Collections Online; English woman's bonnet (fanchon), c. 1860; linen net with lace, silk-velt ribbon, faux pearl glass beads; overall: 14-3/4 x 11-1/2 x 8 inches

Love this one too! American School, 19th Century Portrait of a lady holding a King Charles Spaniel signed with initials and dated 'O.P 1862' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1862.

Beautiful cap! And I love the little girl's shoe rosettes too.

Ooh, cool! This would be fun to try!

1858 maid with flagon

Ooh, I want to try one like this... look at that lovely fringe!

Beautiful color!

I looooove that lace!

I think I could make something like this...