Infant's christening dress

second quarter of 19th century

Object Place: United States


82 x 66 cm (32 5/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery insertion, linen tape and drawstrings, linen bobbin lace,

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s embroidered white cotton christening dress, worn first by James Edward Poole Stevens, and said to have been made by Miranda Stevens (1804-1882) of Claremont, N. H. Short waist; short sleeves edged with lace; long skirt with fullness at the back tied with drawstrings; bands of eyelet embroidrery bordered with braided briding outline skirt front panel, form yoke of waist and border bottom of skirt. Yellowed, stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert E. Taylor