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 Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

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Maine Historical Society

Hats, hair combs and collars all can be necessary and functional or purely decorative and, expressive of the wearer's personality and sense of style.

Women often made their own lace or embroidered collars, decorated their own hats, or wound, braided, or twisted hair into unique designs held by ornate combs or pins.


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