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Woman's hood

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Black lace-covered hood with black silk twill lining; pointed brim at inside top re-enforced with wire; black silk artificial flower at top between two black silk satin bows; narrow black satin ribbon in open casing around face and two along bottom edge functioning as drawstrings at back; bunches...

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French, worn in America, second half of 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture



Overall: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk net and lace, silk satin ribbon, silk twill lining, silk plain weave (artificial flower)


Textiles and Fashion Arts