Infant's cap

Child's cap

American
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18.1 x 16.5 cm (7 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.58

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with plain lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle around face, shaped middle section with peaks pointing to back, pieced back in symmetrical arrangement of triangular and rectangular sections, casing at neck with tape drawstring

Provenance

Worn by Eliza Page's mother; Probably purchased by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elen A. Stone