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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
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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.



http://pinterest.com/saskiakuus/mourning-dress/
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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