Bonnet for a child

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
bonnet for a child
Simple Name
Full Name
child’s bonnet
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837)
Production Date
c 1834
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Family Group


    There are 4 comments

    • Aysegul Safitürk, a teacher from a traditional Turkish family
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      It looks new.

    • Zi Ren, international student majoring in Translation
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      We don’t have [anything like] this in China but on TV I’ve seen this [in films like] Gone with the Wind! And I see a lot of British people wear hats. We don’t have that in China.

    • Gehan Omar, Egyptian at Belmont Chapel English class
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Before 1980, a bonnet/hood was worn in Egypt to cover the hair when going out. The word bonnet is used in Egypt for such a piece. Even now, “high class” women still wear such styles.

    • Shelley Tobin, RAMM Assistant Curator of Costume
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Even little girls didn’t go out without covering their hair. This bonnet comes from about 1830. It uses a piping cord to stiffen the brim.

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