Pair of men's stockings

probably English, exported to America
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly Nottingham, England

Dimensions

Overall: 80.6 x 15.2 cm (31 3/4 x 6 in.) Other (foot): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

99.842a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted cotton and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown-gray ribbed stocking, saw-tooth top edge, white toe and front part of sole.

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandfather Stephen Robbins (1758-1847); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone