Infant's christening ensemble

Labeled Little Folks Giftwear, Labeled Mrs. Day's Ideal Baby Shoes


Center back: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave (organza), synthetic machine-made lace, synthetic net (tulle), and rayon satin; synthetic pearls; cotton plain weave

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant christening gown made of machine lace overlaid with synthetic organza, stitched into a decorative swirl pattern above ruffled hem. Small round collar, puffed sleeves, yoke front, two satin ribbon rosettes on each shoulder, and two snap closure at back. Labeled: Little Folks Giftwear/ NYC/ House of Christening Apparel.” White sleeveless satin slip, hemmed at all edges with scalloped stitching. Jacket made of machine lace, overlaid with synthetic organza, and lined with satin. Edges trimmed with machine lace, with satin ties at neck, and two synthetic pearl rings on satin rosettes on each front side. Bonnet made of machin lace overlaid with organza, with a ruffle hem at front, and satin ties. Pair of off-white infant shoes made of cotton trimmed with satin ribbon ties and piping at edges. Decorated on each toe with a double layer of ruffle embroidered with tiny pink flowers. Labeled: Mrs. Day’s Ideal Baby Shoes/ Size 0”


Worn by the donor, Patricia Loiko, for her christening in 1956; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia Loiko in memory of her mother