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Allison, Julie Mae

Old Fashioned Sun Bonnet Maker

Mrs. Julie Mae Allison was born in and is presently a resident of Eunice, Louisiana. Her parents are Enoza and Lovenra Wattey of Eunice. She is Southern Baptist, a housewife, and a mother of three children: Jewel, Ceasor, and Angela.

Julie Allison learned to make old fashioned sun bonnets from her grandmother. She has continued the family tradition of making bonnets for thirty-five years. When constructing her bonnets, she uses simple materials of cotton and her sewing machine.

Updated November 14, 2016 by Louisiana Folklife Center Staff