I'm still traveling, and so this week's challenge is indirectly related to my travels in Massachusetts. (I leave it to you to figure that connection out...)
But in my travels over the past couple of days, I saw this image and realized an interesting and odd thing: The woman on the right in the above image is wearing a fairly peculiar kind of hat. I recognized that hat from a totally different context, and was curious why the artist would portray her as wearing this particular kind of hat.
The answer is pretty interesting, and once you figure it out, you'll start seeing this kind of hat used EVERYWHERE... and maybe you'll start wondering what other common things we see everyday that are rich with meaning.
1. What's the name of that style of hat?
2. Who is she? (Or, more precisely, what does she represent?)
3. Can you find another artistic portrayal of someone else wearing a hat like this?
Be sure to tell us your search path--I'll be curious to see (a) how many people recognize this hat without searching for it, and (b) what path you follow to answer the challenges.