This white hat is in the style of a Tam O Shanter and found with other items from the Herr family. Here is a bit of history: The Herr's lived in a small town in Lancaster Co. and the father was a Doctor, the mother a school teacher and the daughter was a musician and taught music later in life. The daughter Anna Mary was born in 1915 and many of the pieces of clothing, bonnets and other textiles belonged to her. Her mother made it a priority to mark items with slips of paper to identify their origins and thus future generations would benefit. Though I found no paper to indicate who this bonnet belonged to, I believe it may have been the mother's who was born in the 1880s. It may have been worn on Sundays, to graduation or even a wedding. It is made of heavy white fabric which is skillfully designed with white-on-white floral stitching. The scalloped edging is also hand stitched. Lying flat, this bonnet is about 12" in diameter. There is a light mark on the underside near head opening which is not noticeable when on head. I believe this bonnet was made by one of the skilled ladies of this family. Very nice addition to a collection!
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