oldrags: Doll’s bonnet, ca 1840 France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Doll’s bonnet of dark blue satin faced with yellow taffeta with light blue ribbon ties, trimmed on top with wreath of artificial flowers, dark blue velvet ribbon, and blonde lace.
Bonnet (Sunbonnet) Bonnet (Sunbonnet) Date: 1850 Culture: American Medium: linen Dimensions: Height: 18 in. (45.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William R. Witherell, 1953 Accession Number: C.I.53.72.24
semi sheer cotton. Fashionable round brim of the 1850s created by drawing the fabric onto 4 progressively longer canes with final shape formed with milliner’s wire around the front edge. The rows of canes and wire are held in place by 3 fabric-covered strips of whalebone attached on the inside. Trimmed around brim & curtain w/ box-pleated self-fabric & self-fabric bow at the center of the gathers at the nape of the neck. It ties under the chin with narrow ribbon
Bonnet, 1848-1857 [definitely 1850s to 1860]. Henry Ford, 76.104.2. "Bonnets corduroy fabric is gathered onto four reeds, one on the edge of the brim, one at the tip and crown intersection, and two evenly spaced between them. The bavolet is also corduroy. It is cut on the bias and lined with bobbinette. The edge of the bavolet and the edge of the brim are trimmed with two and a half inch wide silk satin ribbon with scalloped edges. The ribbon is folding in half so both the interior and..."
"Parisian Hats: No. 1 represents straw hats, some having coloured silk crowns, some tied à la Marmotte, with silk or lace half handkerchiefs or with ribband; all ornamented with flowers formed of Indian corn and chicory, lilac intermingled with roses, or vine leaves intermingled with maiden hair. ..."