Kaye Ford

Kaye Ford

Millinery (mill-in-er-y) is not a word used often nowadays. It is defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as, “the business of making or selling women’s hats.”

In 1901, sisters Grace and Caroline Coffin did both.

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The Coffin ladies on the lawn, likely in the early 1900s.

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One of the Coffin women showing a hat, likely of her own creation.