Child's dress

Late 19th century

Object Place: USA


59 x 65 cm (23 1/4 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton woven plaid gingham and cotton plain-weave with bone buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress in two parts of blue and white woven plaid gingham, vertical white bands outlined on each side by minute woven white zig-zag; (a) bodice, long waisted with elastic in bottom edge, high round neck with turned back sailor collar trimmed with two bands of white braided tape, buttoned down center front with bone buttons concealed under pleated band; (b) skirt, full with fullness gathered evenly all the way around into sleeveless white cotton top; a number of stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham