Infant's cap

early 19th century

Object Place: USA


16 x 16 cm (6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with cotton embroidery and linen tape

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s cap of white mull, made of one piece of material with seam in center back below small roundel in center of crown, fullness of crown gathered and smocked into central roundel, embroidered dot on crown, forehead band flanked on each side by two minute casings with minute linen tape drawstrings, embroidered design of three mintue stylized flowering serpentines throughout length of forehead band, minute linen tape drawstring in back; several small brown stains, one with hole.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates