Infant's dress

American
1830–60


Dimensions

112 x 83 cm (44 1/8 x 32 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1613a-b

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and lace stitches

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white cotton, low neck, short sleeves, panel front. On the sleeves, pointed vest and panel are embroidered with white cotton and laid-work, eyelet-work and lace stitches, groups of very conventional floral forms. The edges are finished with buttonholed points. The waist and skirt have been ripped apart, the cotton is much worn and tender.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. N. W. Emerson