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A small bonnet of white straw, designed to be worn on top of head, trimmed with lilac velvet folds and matching small artificial blossoms arranged in three bunches, lilac taffeta broad ribbon ties; lined with china silk and glazed book muslin, on china silk a gold printed label: "Mrs. B. E....

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American (Boston), About 1867

Object Place

Boston, [New England, Massachusetts], USA


Overall (without ties): 15.2 x 18.4 x 17.8 cm (6 x 7 1/4 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Straw with silk flowers, silk velvet trim, and silk taffeta ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts