Straw hats and straw bonnets in historic New England.
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Straw Bonnets from New England

Straw hats and straw bonnets were an important commercial manufacture in many New England towns. Hayward's Gazetteer documented a number of localities in which the production of straw bonnets was an especially prominent business in the 1830s:


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