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Object Name Fascinator
Object ID # 1995.32.1
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Date 1890 ca.
Material Wool
Description A ladies fascinator made out of an olive green wool. The shawl has an open knit and all the edges are scalloped. A knitted fascinator would have been worn over the head, similar to a head scarf, and tied under the chin.
Provenance Worn by Emma S. Nice Landis (1876-1963), wife of Abraham L. Landis (1874-1946). They resided in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. The fascinator was later owned by their daughter, Lizzie Etta N. Landis (1904-1977). It was purchased by the donor at her household auction in June 1995.
Source Gift of John L. Ruth
People Landis, Emma S. Nice, 1876-1963
Search Terms Scarf
Shawl
Collection Clothing-Accessories