Bonnet

Bonnet

Printed cotton twill and undyed linen
Great Britain
1850-1890
Given by Tita Parker & Kenneth Carlyle-Parker
Museum no. T.43-2005

It is thought that the bonnet originally belonged to the donor's great grandmother, Mrs Fletcher of White Farrows Farm in West Halham, Derbyshire. It came into their possession through her daughter, Rachel Fletcher, who was born in 1869. She came from a generation of farmers. It is typical of the style of bonnet that women wore in the countryside during the period 1800-1900 to protect their eyes and complexion from the sun.