Woman's skirt or petticoat

American
last quarter of the 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 94.6 x 94 cm (37 1/4 x 37 in.) Other (waistband): 3.5 x 87.6 cm (1 3/8 x 34 1/2 in.) Other (side opening): 27.9 cm (11 in.) Other (hem): 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.52

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White skirt or petticoat with flat front, gores at sides, and deep pleats at back, waistband of finer white fabric, side opening where selvedge is visible, (probably made from an eighteenth-century shift)

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone