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As was the case for centuries, children's clothing in the early 19th century continued to be modeled after adult clothing. This kind of cap, often made of linen and trimmed with embroidery or lace, was worn mainly at home by women and children throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The cap also served as protection from the cold and from drafts, which were thought to cause illnesses such as colds and sore throats.

Cap, linen, American

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