Exploring Soft Crown Bonnets – pt 4

Soft Crown Bonnets – 1864-65

 (Peterson’s, February, 1864)

A Black Velvet Bonnet, with plain front and cap crown, from Mrs. Cripps, 912 Canal street, New York. On the left side is a heavy rosette of black velvet, under which is fastened a magnificent cherry willow feather, which sweeps over the front and down the right side to the bottom of the cape. On the inside are mixed black and white ruches on both sides; on the top is a full white ruche, a rich bow of cherry velvet, with an end on the lower side; on the right is a bunch of black feather flowers. Broad black strings. (Peterson’s, February, 1864)


White corded silk front, with puffed silk crown edged with black velvet ribbon, which is fastened inside the front of the bonnet, is carried to the centre of the crown, where it finishes in a point from which to hang clusters of grapes with foliage. Inside trimming is of tulle, scarlet velvet, and purple grapes.


The front of the bonnet is of quilted gray silk. The crown is soft, and of plain silk crossed with black velvet. Deep blue flowers are arranged on the lower part of the crown, and instead of the curtain are loops of ribbon and lace. The inside trimming is of tulle, black lace, and blue flowers


Bonnet for light mourning. The front is of black silk, with a fall of chenille fringe drooping over the front. The crown and cape are of white silk, trimmed with a chenille fanchon. The inside trimming is white roses, black grass, and white tulle. (Godey’s, October, 1864)



Bonnet of white silk, with puffed front and cap crown. The cape is very short, and raised on the right side it display a rose and bud. A bunch of roses with leaves is placed over the crown. Roses and black velvet with blonde are arranged as an inside trimming. (Godey’s, October, 1864)


SC Godeys Nov 1864



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