Mourning Bonnet
Mourning Bonnet
Mourning Bonnet
Mourning Bonnet
Mourning Bonnet
Mourning Bonnet


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing
Clothing Accessories
Headwear ➔ Mourning Bonnet

Identifier:
117630.1
Description:
This tulle bonnet features lace accents along the brim and silk ribbon sewn around the back and brim. ​In Victorian society, it was customary to follow a strict etiquette for mourning royalty, political leaders and of course for relatives. This bonnet is a characteristic example of a key accessory that was required as part of the ritual. The production of mourning clothing was a lucrative business and items like this bonnet were commonly purchased.
Date:
circa 1860 – 1905
Materials:
Tulle, Lace, Silk Ribbon
Dimensions:
10 in" h 9 in" w 10.5 in" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Marvin L. Germain
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Mrs. Marvin L. Germain

Francelia Whitfield
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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