The History of the Shawl

It was originally recorded that Catherine Eddowes was wearing the following at the time of her murder. Black straw bonnet trimmed in green and black velvet with black beads. Black strings, worn tied to the head. Black cloth jacket trimmed around the collar and cuffs with imitation fur and around the pockets in black silk braid and fur. Large metal buttons. Dark green chintz skirt, 3 flounces, brown button on waistband. The skirt is patterned with Michaelmas daisies and golden lilies. Man’s white vest, matching buttons down front. Brown linsey bodice, black velvet collar with brown buttons down front Grey
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