Sunbonnet

Description:

Sunbonnet of blue cotton with white lace trim. The brim is slightly square-shaped and heavily starched. The top of the crown is stitched to the brim in a flat seam, with fullness created in the lower crown through a set of 3 snaps on each side which fasten the crown to the brim, giving the lower crown a crenelated shape. The bonnet has no tail, and has self-fabric chin ties of blue ribbon. The left tie is formed from two pieces of fabric pieced together, while the right tie is of a single length of fabric. The ties are narrow hemmed, except for one side of a lower section of left tie, which is cut along the selvage and left unfinished.

There are no labels or marks in the piece.

The fact that this bonnet does not have a tail probably indicates that this was a visiting bonnet rather than a field bonnet. The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: 1910
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1910
Coverage:
Place
United States
Date
1910  
Description:

Sunbonnet of blue cotton with white lace trim. The brim is slightly square-shaped and heavily starched. The top of the crown is stitched to the brim in a flat seam, with fullness created in the lower crown through a set of 3 snaps on each side which fasten the crown to the brim, giving the lower crown a crenelated shape. The bonnet has no tail, and has self-fabric chin ties of blue ribbon. The left tie is formed from two pieces of fabric pieced together, while the right tie is of a single length of fabric. The ties are narrow hemmed, except for one side of a lower section of left tie, which is cut along the selvage and left unfinished.

There are no labels or marks in the piece.

The fact that this bonnet does not have a tail probably indicates that this was a visiting bonnet rather than a field bonnet. The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.

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Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1900.028.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39043
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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