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

Overall: 17.1 x 14.6 cm (6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.) Other (inset): 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

99.832

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, trimmed with linen bobbin lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s cap trimmed with bobbin lace, drawn together in the back and joined with twisted insertion stitches which continue down insertion; double hem stitching at edges of insertion

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandfather Stephen Robbins (1758-1847); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone