Silk, American, 1840. The Met, accession nr. C.I.53.72.23
Top hat Nash (American) Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. (17.1 x 31.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 1921 Accession Number: 2009.300.1659 MET
Bonnet, Met Museum Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American or European Medium: silk
1800-1875 bonnet, American, straw, gift of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen, 1939
1840s bonnet, American, silk, height: 12"; gift of John Eastman and Gerard L. Eastman, 1976, side view
Bonnet Date: 1840s–50s Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length (from CF to CB): 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie Park Swope, 1988 Accession Number: 1988.110.1 MET
Bonnet Date: 1830–32 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, straw
I love the front bodice & how the loose folds on the neckline contrast with the tight pleats on the bodice back. I particularly like how the top overskirt/train is pulled back & very loosely folded and draped.