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New Hampshire and the Easter Bonnet

I am not making a claim that New Hampshire invented the ‘Easter Bonnet.’   Head-gear has been worn by women as far back as the Middle Ages, and probably much earlier in both cold and warm climates. It would not be … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Bleachery

When textiles were King (or Queen depending on your view) in New Hampshire, the Bleachery served an important function–to whiten or clean fabric, and other materials which needed lightening.  Back in the day when men wore straw hats and women … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Burnap "Leghorn Bonnets"

According to the oral town history, presented at the Bicentennial celebration in 1946

(written by my grandmother, Mattie Kilborn Webster… Continue reading

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Woman’s bonnet

Late 18th century woman's bonnet. Continue reading

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