Posts tagged child
Posts tagged child
A watercolor over chalk and graphite by Alexandre Moitte depicting Louis Charles, dauphin of France, at the Fete de la Federation in 1790. His mother, Marie Antoinette, had him dressed in a small uniform resembling those of the National Guard.
Puppet show, Luna Park, Paris in 1910
School boys in Germany celebrating the Kaiser’s birthday, 1915
Look at those adorable wee pickelhaubes!
Smart boys’ knickerbocker suits for a variety of budgets. From the Spring 1917 Sears catalog.
A little girl’s warm wool coat and bonnet with a wonderful over-sized collar, 1895.
Look at the twee little bonnet!
I love the pointy hats of this period!
Portrait of a Young Woman by Mather Brown, 1801
“Not unlike the stylish bicycle helmets worn by today’s children, this is a beautifully made example of protective headwear worn by children in the early 19th century. Pudding caps or bumpers were padded hats commonly worn by small children learning to walk to protect their heads from any falls. It was thought that if children fell too frequently unprotected their brains would turn to a soft pudding-like consistency, hence the name “pudding cap.” Children were often referred to as “little pudding heads” because of this belief. A linen or muslin cap was commonly worn underneath. The quality of materials and craftsmanship used in this particular example suggests that this cap was owned by an affluent family.” (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Cap)
This is a beautiful example of a pudding cap, but I wonder why the met has dated it to the early 19th Century. They were also extremely common in the 18th Century. Perhaps it has a provenance that they don’t share it the description?
Mary Bennet Campbell by Charles Fraser, 1845.
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston S.C.
I love this portrait. It is so sweet.
The Little Gardener, ca. 1790 by John Hoppner
This is a really interesting image because that bonnet isn’t at all a common style that early in the 1790s. It has much more of an 1840s shape! I’ve found one image of a bonnet like that from the 1740s, but otherwise they are very few and far between! Nice find!
A Victorian Family at the Seaside (detail) by Charles Wynne Nicholls, 1860s
“Young negroes working in Cape May Glass Co., Been there some time.” Cape May, New Jersey, November 1909.
Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer
I just want to hug all of them…
An adorable variety of little girls’ hats from the Spring-Summer 1925 Sears Catalog.
These girls look pretty cute. You know who else would look cute in these hats? ME.
At the beach, c.1890s
These little straw boaters just make me giggle- they are so teeny perched up on their heads!