Child's cap

American
Early 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

18.7 x 19.7 cm (7 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

52.1496

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery, machine lace, and linen ties

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small roughly rectangular cap crown with rounded top, background of minute eyelets, design of small-scale slender flowering serpentines meeting at center of forehead band, single spray in cap crown, border design of small roundels enclosing lozenge, design worked in part with white cotton thread, in part, with white linen thread, around face edge a ruffle of machine made lace, fine drawstring on front and back edges, much yellowed and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emma E. Porter