Black Lace Mourning Bonnet
During the 19th century there were many rules about garments that were appropriate for various states of mourning. This black lace mourning bonnet came to the Museum with the history of having been worn by Charlotte Lindsay, in Ohio in the 1850s. She was the grandmother of Mr. Ross who was a minister in the United Church of Christ in Lubbock. His wife, Lynette Ross was an illustrator who partnered with the Museum’s Clothing and Textiles Curator, Betty Mills on her paper doll series, and their son Alex Ross is an award-winning Marvel Comics illustrator.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Ross (Lynette) , TTU-H1979-164-001