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Object Name Box, Bonnet
Other Name Hat Box
Object ID # 1988.27.4
Place of Origin Chester County, PA
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 1865
Material Paper
Dimensions H-10 W-11.25 L-14.25 Cir-42.25 inches
Description Large paperboard hat or bonnet box covered with wallpaper; oval in shape. Bottom and top boards are hand-sewn in place.
Provenance Circa 1860; owned by Mary B. Hiestand Latshaw (1794-1874), of East Vincent Township, Chester County, apparently in her later years. She was the wife of Jacob B. Latshaw (1796-1867), a preacher in the Vincent and Coventry Mennonite Congregations, and stored her bonnets in this box (see 1988.27.1-2). The box, with the bonnets, were passed down by her daughter Annie H. Latshaw Stauffer (1830-1920), then to Annie's grand-daughter, the donor.
Source Gift of Mary Stauffer Guntz