Infant's dress

Probably French


99 x 85 cm (39 x 33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and linen tapes

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White muslin. The front of the dress is embroidered with drawn work, laid work and eyelet work and white cotton, and with a design of scrolling leaves, in some places enclosing drawn-work a jours and conventional flowers. On each side of the front panel is a rever of muslin with a scalloped edge. On the tops of the sleeves are flaps of embroidery edged with scalloped ruffles. The short sleeves have turned back cuffs. The embroidery on the belt is coarser than that on the rest of the dress. Worn by Franklin Marland Darracott at his christening at St. Paul’s Church, Boston in 1854.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Franklin Marland Darracott