Silk, tulle, ribbon
Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. ( 21 x 19.4 x 21.6 cm )
Light green silk Quaker bonnet with ivory silk lining; rigid, cylindrical cap with front edge gathered around a deep, slightly flaring, rigid brim; light green silk ribbon ties; removable ivory tulle liner.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Mott Fraser and Mrs. Cola G. Parker (Martha Fraser), in memory of their mother, Martha Mott Fraser (1873-1950)
embroidered: on cloth label sewn onto back of bonnet: "Martha Fraser"
According to the accession records, this was the wedding bonnet of Martha Whitson (1807-1883), great-grandmother of the donors. Martha Whitson married Edmund R. Willets (1800-1875) on October 29, 1829, in the Meeting [House?] at Westbury, Long Island.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.