Fashions and bonnets, 1836
@ Claremont Colleges Library
DescriptionSeven women in hats and dresses. The woman in the top left hand corner is shown from the waist up with her back to the viewer. She wears a white bonnet with ruffles on either side. The crown is white and decorated with a bright blue ribbon. A blue ribbon bow also embellishes the side of the hat and the bonnet is tied under her chin with blue ribbons. Her dress is white with a wide, two tiered collar. The sleeves are short, pleated, and puffed. A small white bow ties at the back of the sleeve cuff. The bodice white with a seam down the back. The woman in the center of the top row is shown from the knees up. She wears a white, ruffled bonnet decorated with blue ribbons, red flowers with green leaves, and stalks of wheat. A blue bow secures the bonnet underneath her chin. A high white, leaf patterned fabric covers her neck and shoulders and extends in epaulets to her elbows. This fabric is wrapped to create a "V" shaped neck. A blue ribbon runs underneath a layer of lace so that the color shows. The ribbon ties in the middle with a small bow. The hem is made of two tiers of lace. Her dress is a pale yellow color with long, puff sleeves. Around her waist is a blue ribbon sash tied into a bow in the front. The visible part of her skirt is pale yellow. She wears a pair...
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