Requires Photography

Dress and fragment

American (Massachusetts)
1700–30


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

35.8 cm (14 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: Detail: H: 21 in.; W: 20 in.

Accession Number

41.772c

Medium or Technique

Silk; Compound silk weaving

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White ribbed silk brocaded in blue-green, blues and orange red (from Spitalfields, England, 1725-1730). Symmetrical design of central spray of decorative flowers and leaves flanked by interlacing ribbons. Said to have been worn by Lydia Hutchinson. (1723- ), daughter of Edward Hutchinson, Treasurer of Harvard College. These had been in the Museum since 1887, as the loan of the Misses Howe of Cambridge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe, Rev. Henry Pomeroy Horton, and Mr. Charles Dabney Horton in memory of Miss Elizabeth Howe Horton and Miss Aimee Alsop Horton