Man's shirt

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 105 x 181.6 cm (41 5/16 x 71 1/2 in.) Other (selvage to selvage): 74.6 cm (29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.86

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, wire buttons wrapped in embroidered fabric

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shirt with buttoning fold-down collar and lawn ruffle around front opening, re-inforced shoulders, sleeves gathered around arm holes, single shell button on each cuff (would have been folded back when worn), gussets under arms and at side slits, front and back use full width of fabric each

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