Child's shirt

Infant's shirt

American
third quarter of the 18th century


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

Dimensions

27 x 44.5 cm (10 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.4

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen trimed with linen bobbin lace, plain weave linen tape (ties)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s shirt with a row of twisted insertion stitching and rows of herringbone and hem stitiching across shoulders, gathered sleeves with gussets and lace trim, drawstrings at sleeve ends (Sleeves fold up and are held in place by drawstrings when worn.)

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone