Child's shirt

American
about 1898
Worn by Elizabeth Hawley McLanahan (American, born in 1897)


Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 27.9 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2293

Medium or Technique

Wool knit; mother of pearl; wool (?) embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Undyed wool child’s shirt with six mother of pearl buttons down the center front. Drawstring collar and placket trimmed with wool embroidery.

Provenance

Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm