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1880 - 1900
The 'Hallelujah bonnet' was an important symbol for the Salvation Army. Catherine Booth, wife of the Army's founder, developed the bonnet in 1880 with an Army cadet, the milliner Annie Lockwood. Mrs Booth chose a bonnet that would be 'cheap, strong and large enough to protect the heads of the wearers from cold as well as from brick-bats and other missiles.' The straw and silk bonnets were first worn in public on 16 June 1880 in a march from Hackney to Whitechapel.
H 170 mm; L 243 mm; D 265 mm
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