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Woman's calash or hood

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Woman's brown padded calash with light blue lining; brown double ruffle around face; light blue taffeta ties; padded curtain at back; ribs possibly made from wood


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Woman's bonnet

French, worn in America, mid 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture



Overall (measured open): 35.6 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm (14 x 11 1/2 x 9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), down filling, and silk plain weave ribbon, ribs unknown


Textiles and Fashion Arts