Woman's shift

Shift with scoop neck with drawstring, three-quarter length sleeves with drawstrings and lighter-weight linen ruffles

Provenance

Probably worn by Abigail Robbins(1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's shift

  • Woman's chemise
  • American, late 18th to early 19th century
Place of Use
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
Massachusetts, United States
Dimensions
Overall: 131.1 x 129.5 cm (51 5/8 x 51 in.) Other (Center back): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave linen
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
99.664.26
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