Man's stock

American
last quarter of the 18th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 45.7 cm (4 1/8 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.6

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pleated neck stock, four button holes on shorter tab at one end, longer tapered tab at opposite end (Stocks were worn with a metal buckle at the back of the neck. The tab with buttonholes was slipped over knobs on the buckle, while the plain tab was pulled through the buckle.)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone