Woman's kerchief

American
late 18th to early 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 69.2 x 64.1 cm (27 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.) Other (selvage to selvage): 69.2 cm (27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.23

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular white kerchief, corner marked in black ink with “Abigail Robbins/ Lexington” in foliate heart

Markings

"Abigail Robbins/ Lexington" within foliate heart stamped or written in black ink in corner

Provenance

Worn by a Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Robbins