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Posted 4 years ago

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bayareamus…
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These are some late-19th century hats on display at the Society of California Pioneers. I don't know much about them, except that they are furry and the second appears to be a bonnet. The hat is silk and taffeta with ostrich feathers and a velvet ribbon. The bonnet is velvet and silk with ostrich feathers. The third picture is a cool advertisement for a hat maker in San Francisco--check it out! The fourth picture is the entire display, which encompasses this post and my last hat post.

J.C. Meussdouffer, who the advertisement is for (and there is a sign of his in the large display) founded his San Francisco hat business in 1849 and the Society of California Pioneers has all of his archives and many of his hats!

From my recent trip to the Society of California Pioneers...

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