From The Star Tribune:
A Minnesota Historical Society staffer has digitized 717 women’s hats from the organization’s massive collections, making images of their brims and grand embellishments available to the public. They range from straw hats donned in the 1860s to pink pussy hats women wore during women’s marches in 2017, nodding to historical realities and political moments along the way.
It took Stephanie Olson, a collections associate, more than a year to pose, photograph and post all the hats. Some have popped up in recent exhibitions, she said, but most go unseen, stored in temperature-controlled cabinets. “A very small portion of our collection is ever on display,” she said.
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