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Title: Cap
Identifier: 986.12.1
Donor: Purchased from Marjorie Skeoch
Item Date: 1900-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A lady's white linen cap that is made by a tabby weave and is hand sewn. There is a 3.5 cm ruffle all around a 1 cm lace drawn-string. The cap is pieced together in back above the draw-string and on the left side of tie area. The ties are 20.5 cm long and are also pieced together.

Pioneer settlers used caps to help keep dust and cooking grease out of a housewife's hair. They were very common and easy to make.
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