Infant's cap

Child's cap

American
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 13.7 cm (6 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.831

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen embroidered with linen

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with gathered crown; additional band sewn to middle section with lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle and scalloped back edge, embroidered with cross stitching; additional lawn ruffle sewn to main body of the cap, drawstring at neck

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone