1812 History
Cotton Ruffled Day Bonnet- c.1810-1820

1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
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A day bonnet made of very fine cotton lawn fabric with handworked cotton lace edging and inserts. There are also bands around the cap where the material is gathered in between and lace trim and inset.

These caps were indoor caps or lingerie caps and were meant to be worn indoors. They were also worn under an outdoor bonnet. In portraits or illustrations you will often see a frill around the inside of a bonnet and it is most likely the indoor bonnet framing the lady's face.

It is believed that this bonnet was created by Mrs. John Rosebank in Beamsville, circa 1810-1820. The bonnet is a good example of domestic clothing worn during the time of the War of 1812-1814.

Width: 18 
Height: 20 
Length: 17 
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Cotton Ruffled Day Bonnet- c.1810-1820
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