Infant's short dress

American
Second quarter 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

54 x 67 cm (21 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.425

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short waisted bodice, wide square cut neck, fullness of bodice gathered into waist band at back, drawstring at back of neck, short bias cut sleeves, band of eyelet embroidered insertion around skirt, narrow ruffles over sleeves, V shaped panel in center front of bodice set off by six lines of minute eyelets, similar band of minute eyelets on upper edge of sleeves, minute symmetrically arranged flower sparys springing from central ornamental motives in bodice panel and on shoulder panels, minute pointed scalloped edges on neck, sleeve ruffles, and sleeve edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Faulkner