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A Year in Fashion:1870

"History of the Bonnet"

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This website contains a fashion article from Lady's Friend Magazine, June 1870.

A bonnet originally was the name given to a man's head gear. There were the bonnets of priests, the bonnets of nobles, which were of velvet and ermine, or of velvet surrounded by the coronet, and which we still see pictured in their armorial bearings, and the bonnet of Bluff King Hal's time, which beef-eaters yet wear.


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Article Bibliographical Information:

"History of Bonnets," Lady's Friend Magazine, Vol. VII, No 6, June 1870, pp. 405-408.

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