Child's cap

American
second half of the 18th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.944

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s cap with slightly darker beige forehead piece with scalloped inner edge; gathered at point at back; wide ruffle in lighter-weight linen

Inscription

Written in ink on cloth label sewn inside: "Infant's about 1750 Stoddard, Hyslop, Sumner, Welles families"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent