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Accession # SRM1979-173.1

Bonnet

19th century


In the nineteenth century, farm families spent much of their time outdoors taking care of their animals and crops. To prevent sunburn, many women wore sunbonnets like this one to protect their skin. This bonnet is made of hand- stitched cotton.




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