Infant's cap

American
second half of the 18th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 17.8 x 14 cm (7 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.946

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave and linen tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap gathered at top with lighter-weight linen or mull ruffle; tape chin ties; casings with tape drawstrings around the face and along the bottom edge at the back

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent