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This red-and-black patterned cotton bonnet was worn in New England from the middle of the 19th century. Variations in style allowed bonnets to be worn in almost any situation. From simple cotton sunbonnets to voluminous silk evening bonnets, the bonnet was a ubiquitous part the female wardrobe during the 19th century. The simple and warm design of this bonnet likely denotes it could be worn daily and in mildly inclement weather.
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bonnet; Headwear; Accessories Worn on the Body; Female
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Mrs. B. Reed Wentworth in memory of the Oliver Beal Buswell family in Grantham, New Hampshire
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
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American Enterprise
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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