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Bonnet, ca 1867 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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. Hastings, MODE., 13 Hayward Place”; an inked note found in bottom of box reading April 1867, Mrs. L. S. Dabney’s (?).

Bonnet, ca 1867 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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. Hastings, MODE., 13 Hayward Place”; an inked note found in bottom of box reading April 1867, Mrs. L. S. Dabney’s (?).

Taffeta mourning dress, mid-1860’s
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Taffeta mourning dress, mid-1860’s

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(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865
(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)
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(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865

(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)

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Interior with Portraits by Thomas Le Clear, ca 1865 US, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Interior with Portraits by Thomas Le Clear, ca 1865 US, Smithsonian American Art Museum

March fashions, 1866 France, Journal des Demoiselles
December fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon
September fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon
August seaside (?) dresses, 1866 France, Cendrillon
April fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon
February fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon
January fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon

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