The Costume Gallery Presents:
A Year in Fashion: 1870
History of Bonnets

Bonnet: #8
Date: 1834

Lady #8 portrays what architects call "the south elevation" of the structure, and gives a good view of the steeple, and its vane, repsented by plumes of feathers.

It will be seen, also, the latter illustration (#7) the shape is to some extant modified, for a few years has passed, and we now approach the year of grace 1834, which boasted of charming and voluminous "coal-shuttle."

It is said of the huge Leghorn bonnets of ththat time, that their big, flapping fronts, when blown by a strong wind, used to lap over first one way and then the other, completely across the wearer's face, shutting in her pretty, little features like the heart of a rose buried ynder two great petals, and leaving her at the tender mercy of pick-pockets and charioteers.

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