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In this early 20th century photo a woman is modeling a folding hat known as a "calash". It was a popular form of hat worn in the early 19th century and kept the sun from a woman's face while leaving room for her hairstyle, which was often made up of a bun set near the top of her head and decorated with a large comb.


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Eleanor "Nellie" M. Arms (1864-1937)

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   c. 1900
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
accession #   #1996.14.2063

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