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Catalog Number 1982.089
Description George Howard Baby Bonnet, 1864. Cloth baby bonnet worn by George Howard in 1864. Bonnet is ecru or off white in color. Inner lining is silk with an exterior comprised of lace and ribbons. Lace pattern has a single flower in a circle at the very top surrounded by a lace ruffle. Bands of lace with a floral/vine motif radiate from the top which would rest on the back of the baby's head. Bottom band has four layers of lace ruffle that is entwined with thin 1/8" ribbon. Front or top of bonnet has three "flowers" comprised of the same 1/8" ribbon. A similar "flower" sits at the back bottom center. Bonnet is shaped like an inverted "U" in font with a flat back at the bottom of the "U". Two long (15-16 1/2") 3/4" satin ribbons are at each side corner at the base of the "U". Hand made.
Object Name Bonnet, Baby
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title George Howard Baby Bonnet, 1864
Date 1864
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance Worn by George Howard in 1864.
Notes "On Saturday, October 17, 1857, George Henry Howard married Agnes Poett Howard, the widow of his older brother W.D.M. ... During their marriage, George was engaged in a number of business interests—managing the real estate and other business interests that his brother had created, importing and breeding cattle, and serving on the boards of several companies."
Dimensions H-7 W-5 D-4 inches
Dimension Details does not include side ribbons
Search Terms Baby
Baby's Fashion
Howard, George
Subjects Bonnets
People Howard, George