Infant's christening dress

Late 19th century

Object Place: USA


111 x 95 cm (43 11/16 x 37 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with tucks, and cotton embroidery on net insertion, Valenciennes lace, satin ribbon, linen drawstring and mother-of-pearl buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s christening dress, of white sheer cotton, fullness of bodice gathered in at waistline center front and back, and pleated into high round neckline, deep cape collar with gathered ruffle of alternate bands of white cotton and machine embroidery, long full sleeves with deep sleeve ruffle of same material as collar, long full gathered skirt with lower half trimmed with fine tucks, alternating bands of white cotton, machine embroidery, and Valenciennes lace, two lace-edged ruffles around bottom, same Valenciennes lace edging on sleeve ruffles, cape collar, and neck, white satin ribbons, ribbon bows, and streamers at waist, shoulder, and wrists, buttoned down center back; several yellowish stains; Worn by Winthrop H. Wade, Jr.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Penelope B. Noyes, from the Estate of Mrs. Winthrop H. Wade