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Child's dress and pinafore

about 1860

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front (dress): 77.47 cm (30 1/2 in.) Other (fabric (selvedge to selvedge)): 55.88 cm (22 in.) Center front (pinafore): 49.53 cm (19 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dress (a): Silk twill, silk fringe, linen plain weave lining Pinafore (b): Silk twill, cord, and tassels; metal hook

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress and pinafore of Roman silk or silk twill with cream-colored warp and light blue weft with pink, yellow, cream, black, blue, and green weft stripes of varying widths;

Dress (a) has wide round neckline with cape collar, yolk, cap sleeves; loops at back opening in bodice missing original buttons or hooks; bodice lined with plain weave linen; full skirt made from four lengths of silk twill with polychrome silk fringe

Child’s pinafore (b) has polychrome silk cord lacing and tassels at tops of shoulders; cream-colored warp fringe along bottom and at shoulder straps


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb