82 cm (32 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .82 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment.
Medium or Technique
Cotton and brocade
Not On View
White damask, the design of conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers, is brought out in places with violet, yellowish-red and bright green. A triangular piece of embroidered muslin is sewed to the front. This is probably later as the machine made net “a jours” could not have been made until about 1810. The neck has been rebound.
Worn by the first child of Enoch and Sarah (Hill) Huse, who were married in 1783. See letter of donor in notes on 13.586a-f & 13.587.
Gift of Miss Annie Jewett