Boy's shirt

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 55.9 x 99.1 cm (22 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.64

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, finer plain weave collar and cuffs, light-weight plain weave linen ruffle at collar

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White linen boy’s shirt, front opening, rounded ruffled collar with row of hem stitching, buttonhole stitching at bottom of opening, sleeves gathered at shoulders with underarm gussets, cuffs with button holes and double row of hew stitching, deep side slits at bottom

Provenance

Probably worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss ellen A. Stone