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Approximate year via lady's unusual hat

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Re: Approximate year via lady's unusual hat

Posted: 1352865637000
Classification: Query
She is wearing mourning dress. My guess is that it is later 19th century because of the lower part of her garb.

Around 1860-70 such dresses tended to be quite voluminous, while this one seems much slimmer.

The hat appears to be some kind of bonnet with a construction on top. It is a bit odd looking as it is captured in this photo.

My guess is about 1890, but this really is a bit of a guess. The trend later is for large brimmed hats rather than bonnets, but I am not sure that there is a definitive cut off period for mourning dress styles.

Below is some pictures for you to make your own guess from.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lynnea Dickin... 1352844884000 
timtracker 1352865637000 
aLYNb24 1352866455000 
Lynnea Dickin... 1353113374000 
ChudleighMung... 1352886694000 
Rayburn Clipp... 1353002504000 
Lynnea Dickin... 1353113485000 
tmariebluesky... 1353827131000 
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