Infant's cap

American
About 1830–40


Dimensions

15 x 15.5 cm (5 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.409

Medium or Technique

Cotton muslin with cotton embroidery and linen net insertion

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White muslin, cut in two pie-shaped pieces and joined on the curved side by a piece of English bobbin insertion. Around each piece of muslin is a border of open shell-like forms filled in with bobbinette. The rest of the design consists of eyelets and sprays of conventional flowers and leaves. Made by Mr. Strong’s mother when he was a baby.

Provenance

Made by Mr. Strong's mother when he was a baby.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George A. Strong