1810 American Bonnet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The voluminous elaborate style of a hat such as this one was worn with the columnar cotton and linen dresses fashionable during the period. Perhaps the general height and volume of the hat balanced out the slim shape of the silhouette."
Woman's turban, 1790-1810, France. White ribbed silk crown, encircled with gathered satin sash caught with tabs of ribbed silk piped with satin and satin-covered buttons. Narrow brim of ribbed silk, satin and net rolled over chenille and floss silk braid. Stiffened gauze lining. In the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Hat, 1810-15, American, cotton, silk and jet, "This shape of hat was worn both with riding habits of the period and as fashionable daywear. The buttons on the sides of the brim of this one probably held cords or ties to keep the hat from flying off during a gallop." - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art