Crowns: A Brief History of Church Hats

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Michael Cunningham

A Symbol of Success
Hats also served as status symbols. "Once you got up on your feet and started working, you bought some hats," said boutique owner Audrey Easter, in Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's book, Crowns. Many women match their hats with their pocketbooks and gloves.

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