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  • Bonnet, about 1840

    The quilting of this bonnet tells us that it was likely worn seasonally in the fall and winter.

  • Drawn Bonnet, 1840-1849

    This is an excellent example of an 1840's drawn bonnet, which was likely worn for formal afternoon events.

  • Poke Bonnet, 1840-1847

    This shape of bonnet is referred to as a "Poke" bonnet. Poke bonnets were popular in the late 18th to mid 19th century and are characterized by a flat crown and deep, projecting brim which frames the face and extends just around the front of the hat. The velvet material and dark color indicate that this hat was worn seasonally in the autumn and winter.

  • Drawn Bonnet, 1840-1848