Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress

Early 19th century

Object Place: USA


75 x 57 cm (29 1/2 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with tucks, cotton embroidery and linen drawstring


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s dress of white cotton, (much stained), short waisted, with square flaring neck, short sleeves, neck and waistline drawstings tied at center back, long skirt, center front of bodice, upper portion of sleeves and deep border around bottom of skirt embroidered with white cotton thread in open buttonhole filling, two bands of minute tucks as additional trimming around bottom of skirt.


1954, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA (Accession date: November 9, 1954); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes