Civil War Era Hats - 1864

Victorian Spring Bonnets
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Fig. 1.—[Civil War] bonnet of drawn cuir-colored crêpe, trimmed on the front with a fanchon of white lace, loops of green ribbon, and Scotch feathers. The inside trimming of this Victorian hat is of bright flowers, of the Scotch colors. The cape is covered with a fall of white blonde. [from "Godey's Lady's Book" 1864]

 
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Civil War Era Victorian Hat:  "Spring Bonnet"
 

Fig. 2.—Violet crêpe [Civil War] 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 Victorian hat or 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. [from "Godey's Lady's Book" 1864]

 
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Civil War Era Victorian Hat:  "Spring Bonnet"
 

Fig. 3.—This [Civil War] bonnet has a front of drawn green silk. The graceful soft crown is of white silk. The trimming of the Victorian hat consists of a tuft of meadow grass and field flowers, also loops of white silk placed directly over the crown. The inside trimming is of white and black lace and field flowers. [from "Godey's Lady's Book" 1864]

 
Civil War Era Hat
 
Civil War Era Hats:  "Victorian Spring Bonnet"
 

Fig. 4.—White crêpe [Civil War] bonnet, made over white silk. A straw guipure lace falls over the face, and trims the outside of the bonnet. A straw colored feather is laid gracefully over the front of the Victorian bonnet. The inside trimming is of scarlet pomegranates and white blonde lace. [from "Godey's Lady's Book" 1864]