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It was the fashion in the early 19th century for women to wear caps, both indoors and out. In fact, when a woman went outdoors she often placed another hat over her cap. Wearing a cap helped keep hair away from food and fire, helped stop the spread of head lice, kept hair cleaner longer and covered up dirty hair. People at this time did not know about germs or the importance of regular bathing. A woman might not wash her hair for weeks at a time, especially in the winter, because homes were poorly heated compared to modern times.

 

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Woman's cap

creator   Unidentified
date   1820-1830
width   8.25"
height   10.75"
process/materials   linen
item type   Personal Items/Clothing - Headwear
accession #   #2000.01.642.02


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