Woman's shift

Woman's chemise

American
early 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 119.4 x 87.9 cm (47 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.51

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Linen chemise with neck casing, lawn sleeve ruffles, and “CR/ N12” embroidered in reverse chain stitch in blue thread.

Inscription

Embroidered in chain stitched blue thread at wearer's right breast: "CR/N12"

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