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The Bonnet.

The Bonnet. plate daguerreotype of young lady posed with her pretty bonnet with a big pink bow that matches the bow on her neck. I love her shifty eyes and braided hair

1840s(?)-50s dag -- striped fabric, V-neck, bow under V.

v-neck dress, coat sleeve with seam on top of arm for chevron effect, plain, pleated bonnet lining.

1857

LARGE plate ambrotype image by Gurney NY from 1857 of a mother her two daughters and her young son

The wheel hat is the focus for uploading this. The dress and shoes also prove to be quite wonderful as is his elegantly dressed mother.

plate daguerreotype of young boy holding a now rare automation dancing doll. Notice his mom is holding it too. Even in the this was a expensive toy.) Notice his great hat, shoes and off shoulder dress

Ambrotype – late 1850s of a well dressed and fashionable young woman with an Iroquois floral bag that is decorated with elongated leaf clust...

Ambrotype – late of a well dressed and fashionable young woman with an Iroquois floral bag that is decorated with elongated leaf clusters. (via Historic Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork: July

Black collar, simple jewelry and decorations leads me to believe this is mourning. Just guessing at the date.

Daguerreotype of Three Women (probably sisters) in Striped Dresses, 1850s

Striking American Civil War dress: young women pose in matching striped dresses circa Sister dresses.

HAT! Ribbons spewing from the center of braided side buns over each ear - the low-crown, straw hat on her lap is fab and it makes me wonder if she wore her hair like that to hold up the hat when on her head...?

So they did wear big picture hats!'Young Woman with Large Sun Hat plate ambrotype - John J. Young Photographer from Ellenville, NY