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Object Name Bonnet
Catalog Number 0985.02.00054
Description Portion of bonnet, believed the brim; constructed of two layers of white cotton in a tapered shape to the top. Quilted in a running stitch in a band 1/2-inch wide along both short sides and the bottom edge. Ruffled silk edging covers the bottom edge, with two lines of running stitch as a border. Thirteen (13) holes along the top edge that could have been used to attach it to another piece.
Material cotton/silk
Dimensions W-6.5 L-14.75 inches
Owned Eva Mellichamp (tentative)
Made Eva Mellichamp (tentative); in Florida (tentative)
Provenance Sunbonnet brim, handmade during the war. Possibly owned and/or made by Mrs. Eva Mellichamp, the donor; possibly made in Florida, as that is the state room to which it was donated.

"Bonnet worn during the war. Given by Mrs. Eva Mellichamp through Mrs. Frank Brown, Jacksonville, Florida"

"Hand made sunbonnet." (accession ledger)
People Mellichamp, Eva
Subjects Headgear