Sun Hat

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White cotton pique sun hat with a rounded crown and wide brim embellished with concentric lines of top stitching. The brim tapers at the back and leads to an adjustment band that is open, with tabs fastening on four buttons at each side. An interior label names the hat the "Button Bonnet." The interior crown is lined with white gauze and a white grosgrain ribbon hat band.

Worn and donated by Ruth Holmes Gadsden.