Infant's dress

Late 18th to early 19th century

Object Place: USA


77 x 61 cm (30 5/16 x 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with linen bobbin lace insertion and trim, and linen drawstring

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s dress of fine white linen, short high waist, square flaring neck line, short sleeves, drawstring at neck and waist line, tied in center back, long skirt, neck, sleeves, and skirt trimmed with insertions and edgings of bobbin lace with minute lozenge and square design, two bands each of numerous narrow tucks around bottom of skirt, similar bands of tucks in center front of bodice, center back of bodice, and on sleeves.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes