The Sunbonnet: An American Icon in Texas

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Pr
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When I was born and raised, in the country, we were outside a whole lot And my mother had beautiful skin and she said, "Your're going to ruin your skin And you won't be able to go out in the world from being out in the sunbeams too much." They'd protect you all right. But they were miserable! Faye Rusk (1914-2004) From The Oral Histories Book jacket.

Author Biography

Rebecca Jumper Matheson has pursued her interest in fashion/dress/costume in environments ranging from museums to the performing arts. A former research assistant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she is co-curator of the Museum at FIT exhibition Designing the It Girl: Lucile and Her Style and author of "'A House That Is Made of Hats': The Lilly DachT Building, 19371968" in The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 18002007 (2008).

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Fashionable Millinery Related to the Sunbonnetp. 19
The Nineteenth-Century Sunbonnetp. 29
Twentieth-Century Transitionp. 43
Components of the Sunbonnetp. 52
Dress Sunbonnetsp. 78
Context of Twentieth-Century Work Sunbonnetsp. 83
Why a Sunbonnet? Narrators' Reasonsp. 104
The Sunbonnet and White Skinp. 110
Decline (and Revival?) of the Sunbonnetp. 129
The Oral Historiesp. 140
Afterword Sunbonnet Collection Carep. 201
Appendix Patternsp. 209
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 241
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