Colonial Williamsburg,  Bergere Hat 1760-1785  English, silk over straw, replaced ties

Bergère (straw hat), England, Creamy-white silk forming the covering and lining over a natural straw and paper foundation, styled with broad brim and ruched silk lace.

Fourteen fashionable Head Dresses for 1780, MoL 008160

A print of 14 heads, inscribed "Fourteen Fashionable Head Dresses for Image Number 008160

Two Nerdy History Girls: 18th c. Caps & Hats from the Milliner's Shop, Colonial Williamsburg

I like these century hats, too. There's something flirty about his style. Two Nerdy History Girls: c. Caps & Hats from the Milliner's Shop, Colonial Williamsburg

Round gown fashion plate, Winter, 1799.

"Round gowns, Winter 1799 :: Fashion Plate Collection, Century" - That dress on the right is quite fantastic.

Dressed in Time: A Little Trip to The V&A. Undated hat, figured silk over straw, picot-edged figured ribbon, large net lace, brim lined with white/ivory.

Undated hat, figured silk over straw, picot-edged figured ribbon, large net lace, brim lined with white/ivory.

2-11-11  Yale Center for British Art: Creator 	Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723-1792, British  Title 	Miss Mary Hickey  Alternate Titles 	Miss Hickey  Mary Hickey  Date 	1770  Medium 	Oil on canvas  Dimensions 	Support (PTG): 30 3/16 x 25 1/16 inches (76.7 x 63.7 cm)  Inscription(s)/  Marks/  Lettering 	No inscription, Not signed, not dated  Credit Line 	Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection  Accession Number 	B1976.7.188

Lizzie regrets the loss of a new hat that looked something like this one. Miss Mary Hickey, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, British.Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Beauty in search of knowledge, 1782. This 18th century woman carries an early version of an umbrella. These models were heavy and cumbersome. Image @Harry Elkins Widener Collection, Harvard College

18th Century Umbrellas

aleyma: “ Sayer & Bennett, Beauty in Search of Knowledge, 1782 (via).

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