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This parasol is made of eyelet fabric which was used profusely in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for summer garments. Parasols were often matched to the wearer's attire and one such as this functioned primarily as decoration, as it would not shade the face from the sun nor protect the wearer from the rain. Often, this type of parasol appeared in photographs of women at the races in the early twentieth century where they are displaying the latest fashions and showcasing their wealth and social status.

Parasol, cotton, wood, metal, American

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