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A Year in Fashion: 1870
History of Bonnets

Bonnet: #6
Date: Early 19th Century

Lady #6 has a chip bonnet lined with violet, and bearing a large ostrich feather with a violet tip. In those days it was called "plum color'-- even colors change their names: today (1870) the appellation is "pansy."

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