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Author Matheson, Rebecca Jumper, 1975-

Title The sunbonnet : an American icon in Texas / Rebecca Jumper Matheson

Publ Info Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  GT2110 .M265 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Costume Society of America series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Fashionable millinery related to the sunbonnet -- The nineteenth-century sunbonnet -- Twentieth-century transition -- Components of the sunbonnet -- Dress sunbonnets -- Context of twentieth-century work sunbonnets -- Why a sunbonnet? Narrators' reasons -- The sunbonnet and white skin -- Decline (and revival?) of the sunbonnet -- The oral histories -- Afterword: Sunbonnet collection care -- Appendix: Patterns
Note "This first book-length history of the American sunbonnet, which persisted as folk dress late into the twentieth century, discusses what the sunbonnet reveals about American fashion, culture, ideals, and class- and race-related issues. Details sunbonnet construction, care, and design differences; includes oral histories and a variety of visual primary sources"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Women's hats -- Texas -- History
ISBN 9780896726659 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0896726657 (pbk. : alk. paper)