Sunbonnet worn by Helen Nielsen, close friend of the Eisenhowers.
Object donated in 1966 by Aksel Nielsen, husband of Helen Maurer Nielsen.
Helen was born in 1900 in Minnesota. She transferred from the University of Minnesota to the University of Denver in 1921, where she met and later married Akesel Neilsen, a Denmark-born Denver resident who went onto become a bank president and civic leader. The two had one child, Virginia Nielson (Mrs. Jack Muse), and were close friends of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Helen died in 1962.