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Bonnets & Hats
Bustle Era (1866 - 1889)
Middle Bustle Period
Natural Form c. 1876-1883
The photographs on this page are examples of hat styles popular in the middle bustle period from approximately 1876 to 1883.
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The skirts have become much tighter and the bustle has been drastically reduced while the hats have increased in size. Popular hats during this period were broader brimmed and some higher than ever before during the Victorian Era.
Continuing pages will show examples of the later bustle hat styles.
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