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Mary Kies Became the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent


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Woman Wearing Large Blue Hat

Weaving straw and silk, Kies could create fashionable hats of the day--a lot different than today!

CREDIT: Calvert Litho. Co., lithographer. Head-and-Shoulders Image of Brunette Woman, Facing Right, Wearing Large Blue Hat, 1892. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Call Number POS - TH - STO, no. 11 (C size).



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