"You must get a brown gown, and a white apron, and a mob cap"

A mob cap was a type of indoor bonnet, usually with a frill, which was worn by women and girls in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

  

Abigail Smith Adams (1800/1815)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAbigail Smith Adams (1800/1815) - Credit: Gilbert Stuart
Portrait of a young woman (1818)
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Penelope Boothby (1788)
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