Sunbonnet

Description:

Sunbonnet of white cotton broadcloth. The hat has a square-shaped brim with an outer layer of off-white weave material with a plain-weave backing, and crocheted trim. The brim is thin and does not appear to contain much stiffening material or starch. The crenelated crown fastens to brim by a series of 9 buttons on top and 2 buttons on each side. The crown is trimmed with the same crocheted trim as is the brim. The crown and tail are of a made of a single length of fabric.

The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: 1890/1899  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 50
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1890/1899
Coverage:
Place
United States
From 1890 to 1899
Description:

Sunbonnet of white cotton broadcloth. The hat has a square-shaped brim with an outer layer of off-white weave material with a plain-weave backing, and crocheted trim. The brim is thin and does not appear to contain much stiffening material or starch. The crenelated crown fastens to brim by a series of 9 buttons on top and 2 buttons on each side. The crown is trimmed with the same crocheted trim as is the brim. The crown and tail are of a made of a single length of fabric.

The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

Physical Description:

37 cm. from base of tail to top of crown, laid flat; Brim is 12 cm. deep from outer edge to inner, with crochet edging.

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Contributor(s):
Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1968.005.006
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30065
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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