Infant's dress

mid-19th century

Object Place: USA


54 x 86 cm (21 1/4 x 33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with tucks, cotton eyelet embroidery and cotton eyelet insertion

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s dress of fine white cotton, very full skirt gathered evenly around into yoke at waist line, yoke formed of sheer white cotton with minute tucks in broad bands alternating with insertions of eyelet embroidery, high round, neck long full sleeves gathered into narrow wrist band and edged with narrow ruffle of eyelet embroidery, eyelet embroidered ruffle around neck, bottom of skirt finished with two broad bands of minute tucks separated by eyelet insertion, and finished with eyelet embroidered edging, arranged for stud fastening in back.

Credit Line

Gift of Misses Mildred and Margaret Allen