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Catalog Number 13071-4
Title Bonnet, White Fur
Object Name Bonnet
Description A child's white bonnet with fur on the outside and cotton on the inside. There is one seam going from the top, middle of the head and 2/3 of the way down the rest of the head. There are small, 1" seams coming up from the neck of the bonnet all the way around making the bonnet tighter around the neck. There is a ribbed detailed design around the entire bonnet where the fur and the cotton meet. There are two long, silk ribbons attached to either corner of the face to tie around the child's chin.
Date 1909, ca.
Material Fur
Place of Origin Scotland
Used USA: Nebraska (Saunders)
Other Name Bonnet, Children's, Girls'
History Alexander Ross Cameron's "Aunties" in Scotland (Mary Fairie Cameron and Helen (Nelly) Cameron) sent Hulda and Ross Cameron's kids these fur bonnets. They are referenced in a 1909 letter. The Camerons had seven children. Oliver was born in 1905, Alta was born in 1907, and Emma was born in 1908. Ross and Hulda owned and operated a farm in the Rock Creek precinct in Saunders County, Nebraska. Hulda died in 1926 and Ross remarried and remained on the farm until he died in 1965.
Credit line Gloira Cameron Houle and Cousins
Collection Houle, Gloria