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Bonnet by A Partridge & Co, ca 1840 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

White silk bonnet, trimmed with net and lace in zig-zag pattern around edges, with pink silk ribbon arranged inside and forming ties. Label: “A Partridge and Co./Mode de Paris, 201 Washington St., Boston.”

Bonnet by A Partridge & Co, ca 1840 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

White silk bonnet, trimmed with net and lace in zig-zag pattern around edges, with pink silk ribbon arranged inside and forming ties. Label: “A Partridge and Co./Mode de Paris, 201 Washington St., Boston.”

Bonnet, 1860’s US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A bonnet of white satin trimmed with blue silk grosgrain piping ribbons and fringe ruching, small artificial rose buds and white silk lace around face. Worn by Luciana Foster, born August 19, 1841, who married Frank Tripp, October 16, 1861. Cf.: 46.1015, wedding dress.

Bonnet, 1860’s US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A bonnet of white satin trimmed with blue silk grosgrain piping ribbons and fringe ruching, small artificial rose buds and white silk lace around face. Worn by Luciana Foster, born August 19, 1841, who married Frank Tripp, October 16, 1861. Cf.: 46.1015, wedding dress.

Bonnet, 1880’s France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cream felt bonnet with cream silk ribbon, white ostrich feather and maroon artificial flowers and leaves in front, ribbon ties (yellow discoloration on feather and brim)

Bonnet, 1880’s France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cream felt bonnet with cream silk ribbon, white ostrich feather and maroon artificial flowers and leaves in front, ribbon ties (yellow discoloration on feather and brim)

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 (?).

Half bonnet of green velvet, ca 1870 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A half bonnet of green velvet, front edge with point in center, covered with gathered matching velvet, rosette bow of green satin ribbon on top, two sets of ties, one green satin, one green velvet.

Half bonnet of green velvet, ca 1870 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A half bonnet of green velvet, front edge with point in center, covered with gathered matching velvet, rosette bow of green satin ribbon on top, two sets of ties, one green satin, one green velvet.

Calash or hood, mid-19th century France (worn in Boston), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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

Calash or hood, mid-19th century France (worn in Boston), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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

Poke bonnet, ca 1840 France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Poke bonnet, ca 1840 France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bonnet, ca 1880 New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Purple velvet bonnet trimmed with purple and light lavender ostrich feathers.

Bonnet, ca 1880 New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Purple velvet bonnet trimmed with purple and light lavender ostrich feathers.

Leghorn bonnet, 1835-40 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A black leghorn bonnet, with wide poke brim, black taffeta bonnet skirt at back, brim lined with black crêpe.

Leghorn bonnet, 1835-40 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A black leghorn bonnet, with wide poke brim, black taffeta bonnet skirt at back, brim lined with black crêpe.

Leghorn bonnet, ca 1840 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yellow leghorn; brim and crown in one piece; designed so that brim frames face closely; short cape of leghorn, trimmed with green ribbon divided down back so that one half is ribbed and the other half ombré; brim lined with cream colored georgette crepe; cluster of artificial flowers including white violets, on each side of brim facing.

Leghorn bonnet, ca 1840 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yellow leghorn; brim and crown in one piece; designed so that brim frames face closely; short cape of leghorn, trimmed with green ribbon divided down back so that one half is ribbed and the other half ombré; brim lined with cream colored georgette crepe; cluster of artificial flowers including white violets, on each side of brim facing.

Bergère, 19th century US (probably ca 1871-72 if it’s really 19th century), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Woman’s “Bergere” hat(a), shoulder cape(b), and cap(c). Each of white satin-weave silk with a simple curved leafy spring repeating in close over-turned staggered rows. B and C with affixed paper tags having the name “Mrs. S.J. Rae or (Ral). A: stained, some missing fabric repaired or leaving cardboard underform visible. B: slightly stained. C: good condition.

Shown here with a matching shoulder cape and cap:

Bergère, 19th century US (probably ca 1871-72 if it’s really 19th century), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Woman’s “Bergere” hat(a), shoulder cape(b), and cap(c). Each of white satin-weave silk with a simple curved leafy spring repeating in close over-turned staggered rows. B and C with affixed paper tags having the name “Mrs. S.J. Rae or (Ral). A: stained, some missing fabric repaired or leaving cardboard underform visible. B: slightly stained. C: good condition.

Shown here with a matching shoulder cape and cap:

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