Infant's band

American
mid-19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 13.7 x 52.5 cm (5 3/8 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.53

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White rectangular infant’s band, double thickness of linen fabric sewn together on three sides, several repairs (a vestigage of swaddling, wrapped around waist and provided warmth and support as well as a place to pin diaper)

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