Woman's cap

American
1840s
Worn by Georgiana Welles (Sargent) (American, 1818–1879)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

55.5 x 25 cm (21 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.957

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (cambric) with cotton embroidery and deflected warps or wefts (eyelets)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s cap with deep brim with two rows of pin tucks and three layers of ruffles with eyelets; two long lapet-like ties down front with same eyelet ruffle; casing with large ties at nape of neck

Inscription

Written in ink inside nape: "G Welles"

Provenance

Worn by Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1818); Inherited by her daughter, Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent