A Year in Millinery Fashion – 1864

Violet crepe bonnet, trimmed on the front with a black lace insertion. The cape is covered by a rich white blonde, headed by a black lace. On top of the bonnet is a light violet
feather, and a pompon of spun glass. The inside trimming is of black and white lace, mixed with scarlet-berries and fancy grasses. A black lace barbe is tied in with the violet strings. (Godey’s, May 1864)


3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Interesting description. A pompom of spun glass? It sounds delicate and lovely. And do you know what a barbe is? I have no idea!


  2. I don’t know what a barbe is either. I’ll see if I can find out.

  3. Wonderful! I look forward to seeing what you turn up!


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