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A half bonnet

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A half bonnet of natural colored horsehair straw and narrow velvet ribbon lace, back finished with green taffeta ribbon edged with light green chiffon ruching, light green chiffon ruching trims front edge continuing into ties.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs

American, about 1870

Object Place

United States


36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Straw; chiffon, ruching, velvet, ribbon, lace, taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts