Baby bonnet of white cotton and white cotton thread embroidery; extremely elongated brim is scalloped along all sides and bordered by single row of French knots; outer portion of brim with inset circular panels of white cotton net which are alternatingly bordered by French knots or petal-style shapes with additional stylized floral embroidery within net; single, diagonal rows of cording cover brim; five rows of cording encircle rear of bonnet and sides; rear of bonnet with vertical rows of cording; five rows of gathered cording at nape of neck, self-fabric bavolet.
Label: none
Date: c. 1810


  • Title: Baby’s Bonnet
  • Date Created: 1808/1812
  • Location Created: Europe or United States
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 13″
  • Provenance: Gift of Andrea Tice in Memory of Carmelita Johnson
  • Type: Bonnet
  • Photographer: Brian Sanderson
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Cotton cambric, cotton embroidery floss, cotton cording and cotton netting
  • Object ID: 2003.46.5
  • Bibliographic References: Kevin L. Jones and Christina M Johnson. FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010. Los Angeles: FIDM Museum Publications, 2010.

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