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Head-dress, 1785 ; Head-dresses, 1802.

Image ID: 824400

Head-dress, 1785 ; Head-dresses, 1802.  [Headdress, 1785 ; Headdresses, 1802.] (1854)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Head-dress, 1785 ; Head-dresses, 1802.

Alternate Title

: Headdress, 1785 ; Headdresses, 1802.

Published Date

: 1854

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 13 cm. (8 1/2 x 5 in.)


: Written on border: "Nov. 1854" Printed on border: "The turbans and bonnets of this epoch were equally extravagant. The coiffures of the ladies became so high that the face seemed to be in the middle of their bodies; and the director of the Opera was compelled to make a rule that no lady with a head-dress above a certain height should be admitted into the amphitheatre, because the spectators were unable on account of them to see the stage." ....
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Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Hats -- 1800s

Source Description

: 9 folders (346 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC HATS-18

Digital ID

: 824400

Record ID

: 714224

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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