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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.
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Cap; square, of black dotted net; trimmed on edges with pleated bright pink silk ribbon with narrow black velvet ribbon holding pleated ribbon in position; rosettes, of pink ribbon and black velvet ribbon, on two diagonally opposite corners; double flounce of narrow bobbin lace around outer edges; narrow black elastic attached to front point; designed to be worn around bun of hair.



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1862 La Mode Illustree. Dress-caps, essentially. A black velvet net, an embroidered tulle fanchon, and a black tulle mob cap.

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The New Arrival, 1862 | In the Swan's Shadow

In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, 1862

Southern Serendipity: A "Lace Piece" Cap, by Holly Sheen

Southern Serendipity: A "Lace Piece" Cap

Southern Serendipity: Do Only Older Ladies Wear Caps?

Southern Serendipity: Do Only Older Ladies Wear Caps?

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Fancy 1860's Lace & Ribbon Headdress

Fancy 1860's Lace Ribbon Headdress | eBay seller fiddybee. front brim & back neck area decorated w/ black & white velvet ribbons, has black & white stripe silk chin ties that are trimmed w/ black & dark gold lace

Fancy 1860's Lace & Ribbon Headdress

back view - Fine Original c1850's Lady's Fancy Tulle Head Dress | eBay seller time-travelers, de-accessioned from a public museum;

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1862 hand-tinted color in-text wood engraving of several accessories for the fashionable Victorian lady: Figs. 1 & 2 the Almira headdress (front and back view); Fig. 3 the Fauchon cap; and Fig. 4 a breakfast cap made of white muslin, trimmed with lace and ribbon.

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Cap ca. 1860 Silk bobbin lace with applied silk flowers

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Cap ca 1860, American MM collection

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Evening headdress Date: ca. 1855 Culture: American Medium: Silk, metal, beads Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert G. Olmsted and Constable MacCracken, 1969

Evening headdress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exceptional 1860's Lace & Lilac Ribbon Evening Headdress

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

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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.

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Victorian hair dress

Victorian Hats | Evening Headdresses

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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Pretty Civil War Era Ladys Lace Head Dress | eBay

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

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Heather Sheen

1850s. Bows and lace.

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

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

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

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