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mid 20th century (made)
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Harvest festival bonnet for a girl, c.1950s

Object details

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Brief description
Harvest festival bonnet for a girl, c.1950s
Physical description
Harvest festival bonnet for a girl. Straw bonnet with red velvet ribbon secured round the base of the cap and tied into two bows at the edge of the brim. A cluster of plaster fruits and toadstools are sewn onto the ribbon at each side of the bonnet, facing front.
  • Brim circumference: 790mm
  • Cap circumference: 510mm
  • Height: 90mm (Note: Approximate)
Credit line
Given by Daphne Pearce
Object history
This bonnet is part of larger gift given to the Museum by Daphne Pearce who wore the clothes as a young girl growing up in the Northern suburbs of London. The clothes are all in pristine condition and were worn from the 1950s to 1960s and show a range from baby wear to pre-teen years, approximately 12. This collection typifies the clothing of the period and clothing labels and styles of the middle classes.
Harvest festival bonnet for a girl, c.1950s
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Record createdMay 10, 2013
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