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Object Name Bonnet
Date Unknown-Unknown
Description Off-white fabric (cotton?) baby's bonnet either from the Candido Mendiguren house in Nampa, Idaho, or from the Uberuaga Boardinghouse at 607 Grove Street in Boise, Idaho. The bonnet is shaped in such a way as to cover the majority of the sides and back of a baby's head, leaving a U-shaped cutout for the face. The opening is scalloped and has tiny flowers embroidered into the fabric with off-white thread. A band of thick lace is incorporated into the fabric just behind the scalloped edge. Two wide ribbons (satin?) are attached, one on either side, of the opening and were used to tie the bonnet onto the baby's head. A light pink ribbon is attached on the top of the bonnet, tied into a bow roughly over the part which would cover the ear. On the right side of the bonnet (looking from the front) is a small pink rose made from ribbon with two green fabric leaves. The bottom edge of the back of the bonnet is edged with frilly off-white lace. The top of the bonnet has a circle edged in tan fabric. The circle inside the edging has a stripe of lace and a row of embroidered flowers. The bonnet appears to have been made on a sewing machine, not hand stitched.

Candido Mendiguren was the father of John Candido Mendiguren. John was the husband of Serafina Uberuaga (daughter of Jose and Hermenegilda Uberuaga). Serafina and John had five children, Faye, John Michael, James, Phillip, and Thomas.
Object Number 2004.031.001