Infant's cap

Child's cap

American
early 19th century


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

Dimensions

19.5 x 16.5 cm (7 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.60

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with chainstitch embroidery (or tambour work), cotton gauze insertion, plain weave cotton tape ties

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull infant’s cap, lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle, casing around face with tape drawstrings at bottom, embroidered tambour work sprigs throughout, circular gauze insert at back embroidered with tambour work leafy vine and chain motifs

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone