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Black silk riding hat, French, 1878. Label: "Exposition Universelli / 1878 / Seul Medaille"

Black silk riding hat, French, 1878. Label: "Exposition Universelli / 1878 / Seul Medaille"

May 1912. Taffeta Wrap. The most useful kind of light, loose coat for Spring and Summer. Wear with lingerie gowns as an afternoon and evening coat. The large scallops can be bound, piped or embroidered by hand. The deep armholes are a style feature. Alternative fabric: all-over lace.

May 1912. Taffeta Wrap. The most useful kind of light, loose coat for Spring and Summer. Wear with lingerie gowns as an afternoon and evening coat. The large scallops can be bound, piped or embroidered by hand. The deep armholes are a style feature. Alternative fabric: all-over lace.

Cap: ca. 1850, American, hair. "This headpiece is an elaborate example of the Victorian custom of creating jewelry and other accessories from the hair of loved ones. Designed in the style of a mid-nineteeenth-century snood, this cap approximates a hairstyle of the day. Unusual in its concept, it may have been meant to be worn completely over the wearer's hair or perhaps under a hat."

Cap: ca. 1850, American, hair. "This headpiece is an elaborate example of the Victorian custom of creating jewelry and other accessories from the hair of loved ones. Designed in the style of a mid-nineteeenth-century snood, this cap approximates a hairstyle of the day. Unusual in its concept, it may have been meant to be worn completely over the wearer's hair or perhaps under a hat."

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