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Object Name Sunbonnet
Catalog Number 1991.4
Maker Fugate, Effie
Date 1930-1940
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-13 W-8 D-9 inches
Description This is a sunbonnet from the late 1930s. The piece is made from blue and white gingham with a bias tape hem. The brim is shaped with rows of stitching curved to the shape of the brim. The fabric in the crown is pleated and stitched to the brim and gathered by a tie pulled through a casing at the back of the neck. Below that casing, the skirt flares out (to protect wearer's neck.
Notes Worn by Effie Fugate in the late 1930s working in her Perry County garden.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Fugate, Effie
Subjects Farming
Bonnets
Sunbonnets
Search Terms Perry County, KY
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS