Cap

American
1820–50


Dimensions

26.5 x 23 cm (10 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1631

Medium or Technique

Linen net with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Machine-made net; the design of conventional flowers and leaves is done with white cotton and tambour-work (chain stitch). Made by Miss Elsie Philips, niece of the first Mayor of Boston. Like Limerick lace.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Emily Russell