Infant's shirt

Child's shirt

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Place of Manufacture: Massachussetts, United States; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachussetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 44.5 cm (10 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.) Center back: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.2

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen trimmed with silk bobbin lace, plain weave linen tape ties

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s shirt with square neck with lace trim, rows of hem and twisted insertion stitching across shoulders; folded over sleeves with lace trim and hem stitching on casings (Sleeves are held in place with two drawstrings when worn.)

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone