Infant's cap

American
second half of the 18th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 16.5 cm (5 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.947

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with linen bobbin lace trim and linen tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with ruffle of lighter-weight linen or mull trimmed with bobbin lace; casings and tape drawstrings around face and along bottom edge at back; gathers around circular insert at 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