Infant's dress

early 19th century

Object Place: USA


88 x 85 cm (34 5/8 x 33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, linen tapes and thread buttons

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bodice with three vertical bands of eyelet embroidered insertion in front, similar band around short sleeves, wide square cut neck, long full skirt with fullness in back arranged with seven fine linen drawstrings designed to be tied in center back, center back opening with minute lace covered buttons for fastening at neck and waist, fullness of skirt in front gathered in a pattern and centered under vertical insertion bands in bodice, three little lace buttons above each group of gathers, edged with eyelet embroidery on bottom of skirt and on edge of sleeves; stained and yellowed.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler