Infant's cap (taken apart)

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 36.8 cm (7 11/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.943

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave and embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with gathers let out forming a rectangular piece of cloth, one end turned with scalloped inner edge with double row of embroidered dots, ruffled edge made of finer linen

Inscription

Written in ink of fabric label sewn to cap: "Infant's cap probably Hyslop family mid 18th century"

Provenance

Possibly used by the Hyslop family; Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810) of Roxbury, Massachusetts; Inherited by her great-granddaughter 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