Sunday, May 29, 2011

Royal Ascot approaches: summer hats & wedding bonnets

With Royal Ascot approaching, we are thinking about hats, hats and more hats. We have dusted off some of our favorites and brought them out (briefly) from storage.

Top to bottom: Green silk bonnet worn by Bridget, Goodwin Mansion, 2010; "Wimsey" worn by Bridget, Leonard Cotton's Tenant House, 2010; "My Wedding Bonnet" 1878; Classic straw hat with green ribbon worn by Tara, Thomas Bailey Aldrich Garden, 2010; Detail of intricate weave straw bonnet with ribbon. Strawbery Banke Museum Textile and Costume Collection.

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