Child's dress

American
1835–40


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 57 x 54cm (22 7/16 x 21 1/4in.) Other (Center front): 46.8cm (18 7/16in.)

Accession Number

51.382

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, wool braid trim, mother-of-pearl button, brass hook

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s printed cotton dress; pattern of narrow brown diagonal stripes with small red, green, and dark brown geometric motifs; cape collar with points over shoulders trimmed with double row of green wool braid; bodice gathered at waistband at center front and back; back button and hook closure; short sleeves with double ruffles trimmed with green braid; waistband trimmed with two rows of double braid; full skirt with double braid trim at bottom and deep hem

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb