Infant's cap

American
1820–60


Dimensions

14.3 x 13.8 cm (5 5/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1590

Medium or Technique

Cotton net with cotton embroidery

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Machine made net, closely embroidered with laid-work done with white cotton. Around the edge is worked a narrow border consisting of a line from which opposite oblique lines spring inside of this is a powder of small spots and sprays of conventional flowers. Two diamond shaped pieces form the back.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates