Child's cap

Early 19th century

Object Place: USA


18.7 x 19.7 cm (7 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery, machine lace, and linen ties

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small roughly rectangular cap crown with rounded top, background of minute eyelets, design of small-scale slender flowering serpentines meeting at center of forehead band, single spray in cap crown, border design of small roundels enclosing lozenge, design worked in part with white cotton thread, in part, with white linen thread, around face edge a ruffle of machine made lace, fine drawstring on front and back edges, much yellowed and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emma E. Porter