June 25, 2012

Head-coverings of Ignaz Heinrich Freiherr von Wessenberg

Ignaz Heinrich von Wessenberg (November 4, 1774 –  August 9, 1860) was a German writer and scholar, and liberal Catholic churchman as well as Vicar general and administrator of the Diocese of Constance.

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Engelsing, Tobias: Chapeau! Berühmte Kopfbedeckungen 1700 - 2000, Rosengartenmuseum Konstanz, 2011, ISBN 978-3-929768-29-9, page 18
left: foldable bonnet used in winter
center: tricorne as fromal headwear
right: calotte worn inside the house

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