Requires Photography

Child's dress

about 1830

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


53.3 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, cotton braid, buttons covered with cotton thread

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress in woven striped cotton with tan ground and narrow stripes alternating white and dark purple; low, round neckline with drawstring closure at back; back button closure; wide flaring collar which is split at shoulders and trimmed with off-white braid; yolk trimmed with off-white braid and ten decorative buttons; short puffed sleeves; high waist with braid trim; bodice pleated in back at neck and waistband; skirt fuller at back with single tuck above hem; buttons covered with white cotton thread laced into at pattern at center (unknown core material)


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb