• Spoon Bonnet, about 1860

    Straw bonnets such as this were worn seasonally in the spring and summer.

  • Drawn Bonnet, 1845-1855

    This fancy silk bonnet was likely worn for formal afternoon occasions.

  • Poke Bonnet,about 1850

    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 only around the front of the hat.

  • Bonnet, 1848-1855