Posts tagged straw
Posts tagged straw
The Playground, 1830, by Jacques Laurent Agasse
This is a nice image of straw bonnets!
Street Scene by Georg Emmanuel Ortiz. The British Museum.
They don’t have many details about this print at the British Museum, but my guess is early 1820-1825, based on their clothing. Ortiz was living in Leipzig in the 1820s, so I think that this is in Germany. There are some wild pieces of headwear in this image, including the strange grey headdress on the girl in the short-sleeved spencer and the headdress of the woman directly behind her. Also, on the far left is a soldier wearing a very unusual helmet! I know very little about early 19th century German uniforms, so if anyone out there has more information about him, I sure would appreciate it!
A Bonnet Shop, by Thomas Rowlandson, 1810. The British Museum.
Oh what I wouldn’t give to go back in time to a bonnet shop!
Engraving is from 1796.
Description from that site:
Engraving of Pringle at the age of about 36 sitting in front of her hotel/tavern/house of prostitution in Bridgetown, capital of Barbados; man on left has elephantiasis. Rachel Pringle was born a slave around 1753, the daughter of an African woman and her master, a Scottish schoolmaster. In the 1770s, she became the first free woman of color to own a hotel-tavern (and house of prostitution) in Barbados; when she died in 1792, at the age of 38, she was a relatively wealthy woman. See Jerome S. Handler, Joseph Rachell and Rachael Pringle-Polgreen: Petty Entrepreneurs, in D.G. Sweet and G. B. Nash, eds., Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (Univ. of California Press, 1981), pp. 376-391. Slide of engraving, courtesy of the late Neville Connell, Director of the Barbados Museum.)
I saw this image of Pringle multiple times in the few weeks I was in Barbados. I love it.
What a fascinating image!
Parisian woman, 1835.
From Yester-Year, written and illustrated by Albert Robida, London, 1892.
Bonnet ca. 1825 via The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
I want to start a new tumblr called OMGthatribbon. Because THIS.
Bonnet, 1820’s US
Straw hat with ostrich plume, 1880. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
1910-Boaters at Oxford
Don’t they seem like a fun group of people? I want to hang out with them…
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!
Head dress, open worked straw bonnet, morning cap, little house cap.
From The Ladies’ self instructor in millinery and mantua making…, Philadelphia, 1853.
Bonnet, ca 1835 US, Oakland Museum of California
Oh, the ribbon…
Still from Downton Abbey.
This was my favorite hat in the first series. This isn’t the clearest image of it, but the flowers are all made of fabric and the ribbon was glorious! It is quite simple, but those two things together on a basic straw hat were a wonderful combination.
By the way, I’m not sure why it isn’t linking to the site I’m reblogging from here, but it is prettyprettydowntonabbey
The first all female jury in the state of California, 1911
Those are some awesome ladies in some slammin’ hats.