Bonnets

Scope and Content

Hand drawn illustrations in black showing the development of a ladies bonnet through the nineteenth century. Sixteen individual drawings of hats in three rows, some on the wearer's head and some alone, fourteen in profile, two from the front, showing the change in the style of hats ending with a hat of 1870. Each drawing has a manuscript explanation caption (transcribed below). On a piece of cream paper, with a fold line down the centre. [Probably drawn by Lydia Becker.]

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper yellowed, creased, bottom edge torn. Some dirty marks along the edges. Production method : hand drawn in ink on paper. Temporary location : Martin Lello. 14 Nov 00. Cknight. Returned 28 Nov 00 [photographed]