Infant's cap

Child's cap

American
early 19th century


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

Dimensions

16.5 x 18.3 cm (6 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.59

Medium or Technique

Brocaded cotton, cotton gauze insertion with chain stitching (or tambour work), plain weave cotton tape loops, and braided cotton drawstrings

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dotted muslin cap with lawn ruffle and tambour work insertion; front, middle and back casings (drawstring missing from middle); casing around neck with drawstring ends at back; tape loops at chin

Provenance

Worn by Bridge Chandler; Probably purchased by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone