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This bonnet, known as a "Pumpkin Hood", was for winter-wear in the early 19th century. It was stuffed with wool batting and provided some shade to the face of the wearer.


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"The Pumpkin Hood"

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   c. 1897
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   4.375"
height   6.75"
process/materials   platinum print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.1009

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