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Object Name Bonnet
Object ID # 1974.1.2
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Date 1925
Material Grass, Silk, Wire
Dimensions H-8.75 W-8 D-7 inches
Description Ladies bonnet structured out of wire and covered with brown grass. There is a 4.125" wide brim which meets an overlaid panel made of the same grass, which joins the crown to the brim. Attached to either side at the bottom edge of the overlaid panel is a brown silk ribbon rosette. The inside is lined in an olive brown silk.
Provenance Worn by Eva D. Cressman (1906-1972), from the Plains Mennonite Church, on her Nov. 28, 1925 marriage to Nelson W. Alderfer (1902-1982). They lived in New Britain Township, Bucks County and were members of Doylestown Mennonite Church.
Source Gift of Nelson W. Alderfer and Ella May W. Alderfer
People Alderfer, Eva D. Cressman, 1906-1972
Collection Clothing-Accessories