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Woman's cap

Woman's night cap

American
first quarter of the 19th century


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

Dimensions

20 x 12 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.31

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, lighter-weight plain weave linen ruffle

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White linen cap, circular section at back, front panels joined with twisted insertion stitch, cartridge pleated ruffle around face and neck of lighter-weight linen, pair of ties at chin, written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"

Inscription

Written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone