During my visit to the 1809 Hedge House in Plymouth, MA, we discussed ladies’ caps, one of which was on display. This is one aspect of historical dress that many find not at all sexy or even attractive. Yet, unlike the ups and downs of waistlines and swelling and deflating of sleeves, the lace cap seems to remain in fashion, decade after decade, in the 19th century.
|Cap at 1809 Hedge House|
These fashion prints come from the Philadelphia Art Museum's copy of the 1817 Ackermann's Repository, courtesy the Internet Archive.