Quaker bonnets—are they still in style?

When Wilmer Kearns met Edna May Buckman in center city Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century, she was wearing a Quaker bonnet. Plain dress and speech were on the decline, although in many instances Quakers maintained the simplicity testimony to include plain speech and dress. Today, plain dress is having a revival, as this video from “Quaker Speak” points out. For Edna Kearns, her Quaker bonnet reflected her commitment to the Religious Society of Friends. Later in life, she adopted conventional dress.

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