Infant's cap

Late 18th century–early 19th century

Object Place: USA


13 x 13.4 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen gauze with cotton embroidery, linen braid, and silk lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered with white linen thread in diagonal lines of quatrefoils and rosettes of more than one type, forehead band embroidered in repeat of straight stem bearing single blossom, berries, and leaves, small round cap crown of bobbin lace, lined with pale yellow lutestring; several brown stains; two drawstrings on forehead band and drawstring in back.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret A. Revere and Miss Anna P. Revere, in memory of Mary C. Rogers