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Bonnets Collection

"Bonnets: A Timeless Fashion Statement Across the Ages" Step into a world of elegance and charm as we explore the captivating history of bonnets

Background imageBonnets Collection: Ladies Hats 1871

Ladies Hats 1871
Seletion of fashionable bonnets from 1871

Background imageBonnets Collection: Row of Caterham Sevens at club meeting event

Row of Caterham Sevens at club meeting event

Background imageBonnets Collection: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret - George V Silver Jubilee

Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret - George V Silver Jubilee
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose waiting before the start of the Thanksgiving Service marking King George Vs Silver Jubilee at St. Pauls Cathedral, London. Date: 1935

Background imageBonnets Collection: Women outdoors 1881

Women outdoors 1881
Two women in walking dresses at the seaside. 1881

Background imageBonnets Collection: Dionne Quintuplets / Bath

Dionne Quintuplets / Bath
Cecile, Yvonne, Annette, Emilie & Marie Dionne; Canadian quintuplets b. May 28th 1934

Background imageBonnets Collection: COSTUME FOR 1815-1820

COSTUME FOR 1815-1820
French & German dress 1815-20 according to a later source: cut-away coat & white trousers, pelisse with mancherons & dresses with profusely trimmed hemlines

Background imageBonnets Collection: MAY POLE / 1904 WOK HAM

MAY POLE / 1904 WOK HAM
A group of girls and their maypole in Wokingham, Surrey

Background imageBonnets Collection: Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card

Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card
Four cats drinking tea and chatting on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBonnets Collection: Pardon in Brittany, 1896 (oil on canvas)

Pardon in Brittany, 1896 (oil on canvas)
2970287 Pardon in Brittany, 1896 (oil on canvas) by La Touche, Gaston de (1854-1913); 100.5x110.5 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; Mr. and Mrs. Martin A

Background imageBonnets Collection: Latest Paris Fashions 1888

Latest Paris Fashions 1888
Three women gossiping outside. 1888

Background imageBonnets Collection: Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary

Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary
Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Bacs-Kiskun county, Hungary. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBonnets Collection: Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls

Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls
Carante cin the Finistere department of Brittany in north-western France - Crevette fishergirls. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBonnets Collection: Restored classic American car parked outside The Capitilio, Havana, Cuba

Restored classic American car parked outside The Capitilio, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageBonnets Collection: Seaside Fashions 1878

Seaside Fashions 1878
Princess line dresses: one is short & more practical for walking, the other has a stand up collar, lacing down the central back seam, buttoned panels at the sides & a train

Background imageBonnets Collection: Lady Snuff Takers, c. 1800 (litho)

Lady Snuff Takers, c. 1800 (litho)
XJF448245 Lady Snuff Takers, c.1800 (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageBonnets Collection: Womens fashions for May 1851

Womens fashions for May 1851
Womens Fashions for May 1851. 1851

Background imageBonnets Collection: Two little girls in Belgian national costume

Two little girls in Belgian national costume, including delicate lace bonnets

Background imageBonnets Collection: A Happy Party of Little Motorists

A Happy Party of Little Motorists. Six young children are taken for a spin in an open-top car. They are all wrapped up warm against the elements. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBonnets Collection: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Sovereign Weighi

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Sovereign Weighi
Engraving of elaborate machinery used for weighing gold coins, to ensure that the coins weight is exactly right. Members of the public are observing the process

Background imageBonnets Collection: English Dresses Oct 1838

English Dresses Oct 1838
3 gowns all with bishop sleeves, 2 with reverse cuffs, V necklines and pointed waists. Hemlines are trimmed with flounces, embroidery, rouleaux and puffing

Background imageBonnets Collection: Quaker Meeting / R & Pugin

Quaker Meeting / R & Pugin
A Quakers Meeting in a London meeting-house : the men and women are seated separately, the women wearing their bonnets, the men their hats

Background imageBonnets Collection: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Young Girl Hat Jeune fille au chapeau

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Young Girl Hat Jeune fille au chapeau
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Young Girl with Hat (Jeune fille au chapeau), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1893, Oil on canvas, Renoir loved to paint his models wearing hats and bonnets

Background imageBonnets Collection: Fashion poster from Stockholm's Modejournal, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Fashion poster from Stockholm's Modejournal, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Fashion poster from Stockholm's Modejournal, 1845

Background imageBonnets Collection: Paris fashions for November, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Paris fashions for November, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Paris fashions for November, 1862. Fig. 1. Visiting Dress. Robe of plain mauve silk, trimmed with six triple-ringed passementerie ornaments on the skirt...Attached to each bottom ring of

Background imageBonnets Collection: Second Annual Competition of the Edinburgh and Midlothian Rifle Association, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Second Annual Competition of the Edinburgh and Midlothian Rifle Association, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Second Annual Competition of the Edinburgh and Midlothian Rifle Association, [Scotland], 1862. The ranges this year were on a lower level

Background imageBonnets Collection: Paris fashions for August, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Paris fashions for August, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Paris fashions for August, 1862. Fig. 1. Bridal Dress. Crape robe over taffety, the skirt ornamented with a silk ruching formed into festoons fastened by large rosettes

Background imageBonnets Collection: Paris fashions for October, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Paris fashions for October, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Paris fashions for October, 1862. Fig. 1. Walking Dress. Robe of very dull black taffety. On the skirt three bands of blue silk ruched with a narrow guipure

Background imageBonnets Collection: Half-crown Day at the International Exhibition, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson

Half-crown Day at the International Exhibition, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson
Half-crown Day at the International Exhibition, 1862. The International Exhibition of 1862 was a world's fair held in South Kensington, London

Background imageBonnets Collection: The International Exhibition: Besley's type-casting machine... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Besley's type-casting machine... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Besley's type-casting machine - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862. Machine...exhibited by Messrs

Background imageBonnets Collection: New Year's Reception at the White House, Washington - from a sketch by our special artist, 1862

New Year's Reception at the White House, Washington - from a sketch by our special artist, 1862. Creator: Unknown
New Year's Reception at the White House, Washington - from a sketch by our special artist, 1862. New Year's Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Americans generally

Background imageBonnets Collection: A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho)

A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho)
3094552 A woman too fat for the donkey ride (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A woman too fat for the donkey ride)

Background imageBonnets Collection: Picture No. 12480228

Picture No. 12480228
Belier Francais Rabbit wearing Easter bonnet / sun hat Date:

Background imageBonnets Collection: Figures in church (w/c on paper)

Figures in church (w/c on paper)
NGW385988 Figures in church (w/c on paper) by John, Gwen (1876-1939); 16.3x14.1 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imageBonnets Collection: French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814

French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814
Woman in fur-lined coat with fur muff visting the Tatar and Kalmyk Cossack bivouas in Paris after the fall of Napoleon. Cossack encampment on the Champs Elysees, 1814. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBonnets Collection: Susan Barrass wearing Easter Bonnet, 20th April 1976

Susan Barrass wearing Easter Bonnet, 20th April 1976

Background imageBonnets Collection: Betty Wyatt wearing Easter Bonnet, 20th April 1976

Betty Wyatt wearing Easter Bonnet, 20th April 1976

Background imageBonnets Collection: MEA House, Newcastle, Easter Bonnet Parade organised by Age Concern, 6th April 1977

MEA House, Newcastle, Easter Bonnet Parade organised by Age Concern, 6th April 1977. The winning competitors rae (l-r) Mrs Betty Reed, Mrs Marjorie Davies, Mrs Hannah Moffatt Mrs Lily Hay

Background imageBonnets Collection: Easter bonnet parade at luton, Beds. April 1953 D1737

Easter bonnet parade at luton, Beds. April 1953 D1737

Background imageBonnets Collection: Left to Right Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally, Jon Pertwee as Worzel

Left to Right Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally, Jon Pertwee as Worzel and Barbara Windsor as Saucy Nancy seen here shooting a scene for the Southern Television childrens series Worzel Gummidge

Background imageBonnets Collection: Two Women in Day Dresses, 1875. Creator: Jules David

Two Women in Day Dresses, 1875. Creator: Jules David
Two Women in Day Dresses, 1875

Background imageBonnets Collection: Picture No. 12479920

Picture No. 12479920
Ducklings wearing easter bonnets / straw hats Date:

Background imageBonnets Collection: Garden Whist playing cards scorecard

Garden Whist playing cards scorecard, two young women in crinoline dresses and bonnets

Background imageBonnets Collection: Children with their nurses and prams at Oddington House

Children with their nurses and prams at Oddington House
Three young children with their nurses and fantastic perambulators (real and toy!) on the lawn at Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Background imageBonnets Collection: French female fashions, Second Empire, Constantin Guys

French female fashions, Second Empire, Constantin Guys
French female fashions, Second Empire - women in crinoline style dresses, sketched by Constantin Guys. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageBonnets Collection: Letourdie

Letourdie
This painting depicts the scene of three happy girls, wearing white dresses and bonnets tied with black ribbon. The tallest girl is carrying a full basket of roses

Background imageBonnets Collection: Bonnie Bonnichon: Lingerie for the head

Bonnie Bonnichon: Lingerie for the head, photographs of women modelling lace bonnets. Captioned, The latest vagary of fashion: the lace bonnet'. Date: 1911

Background imageBonnets Collection: Snowbirds by Philip Boileau

Snowbirds by Philip Boileau (1863-1917) - two pretty young ladies in matching sailor suits and dark bonnet-style hats. His illustrations of dignified women became a part of popular culture

Background imageBonnets Collection: 3673779

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"Bonnets: A Timeless Fashion Statement Across the Ages" Step into a world of elegance and charm as we explore the captivating history of bonnets. From the roaring engines of Caterham Sevens at a club meeting event to the regal Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret donning bonnets during George V Silver Jubilee, these headpieces have graced countless occasions. In 1881, women embraced nature's beauty with bonnets while enjoying outdoor activities. Meanwhile, the Dionne Quintuplets found comfort in their bath adorned with adorable bonnets, showcasing how even infants can embrace this timeless accessory. Travel back in time to 1815-1820 and witness exquisite costumes that featured intricate bonnet designs. Fast forward to 1904 Wok Ham's May Pole celebration where vibrant bonnets added an extra touch of joy to the festivities. The art world also fell under the spell of these fashionable headpieces. In Pardon in Brittany, 1896 (oil on canvas), they were depicted as symbols of tradition and culture. Latest Paris Fashions in 1888 showcased avant-garde interpretations that pushed boundaries and set trends for generations to come. Across borders, from Hungary's Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance to Carantec's Crevette fishergirls in Brittany, France –bonnets became an integral part of local customs and traditions. Even centuries ago, ladies indulged in snuff-taking rituals while wearing stylish bonnets; Lady Snuff Takers captured this unique moment through lithography around 1800. Finally, let us not forget May 1851 when women proudly displayed their fashion-forward choices by adorning themselves with stunningly crafted bonnets – a testament to their impeccable taste. Through all these snapshots from different eras and cultures emerge one undeniable truth: they have stood strong as a symbol of gracefulness throughout history.