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Myrtle Washburn’s Millinery Shop

December 20, 2021

Myrtle Washburn (centre) in front of her Millinery Shop

In the first half of the twentieth century much care and concern went into having just the right hat for the occasion… at many outings, every lady would wear a beautiful hat. They were typically hand-made, and it took a lot of patience, skill and artistic ability to produce such striking creations. In Fenelon Falls, Myrtle Washburn operated a millinery shop with Rachel McFarland from 1902 to 1928—they were also good friends at the Baptist Church. Practically every lady in town appreciated their contributions to local fashion.

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