Motoring bonnet

WAG 2001.45.45

About this object

Emily Tinne probably wore this rare, seal skin bonnet for family outings in their car. At the beginning of the twentieth century, motor cars were either open-topped or had a hood to cover the passengers. Special clothes were essential, such as a hat with a veil to protect the face from dust and keep the hair tidy. Emily actually sewed a rolled up stocking into the back of this bonnet to make it fit better and keep it in place.
  • Date
    1910 - 1915
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Sealskin; Silk (Chiffon)
  • Credit line
    Presented by Dr. Alexine Tinne, 2001
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery,
  • Place made
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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