Infant's christening dress

American
18th–19th century


Dimensions

97 x 69 cm (38 3/16 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.908

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery and lace trim

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream white India muslin trimmed across the front of upper part, down each side of front panel and around sleeves and top of hem with embroidery vine with drawn-work line on each side. Narrow bobbin lace around neck and sleeves. Believed by the donor to have been worn by her great-grandfather, Lewis Bullard christened in 1778.

Provenance

Believed by the donor to have been worn by her great-grandfather, Lewis Bullard christened in 1778.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John A. Fairley