Infant's dress

probably American
1800–12


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

58 x 42 cm (22 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.16

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White cotton short dress open down back; skirt border design of vine bearing acorn and oak leaves repeated on short sleeves and center front of highwaisted bodice; embroidery worked with heavy white cotton thread in satin, knot, and stem stitches. Believed to have been worn by the children of Mrs. Josiah Quincy.

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Mrs. M. A. DeWolfe Howe (Fanny Huntington Quincy), Miss Helen H. Howe, Quincy Howe, and Mark DeWolfe Howe