Infant's dress

mid-19th century

Object Place: USA


77 x 60.5 cm (30 5/16 x 23 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery and linen tapes

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short high waist, square cut neck with drawstring at waist, open part way down center back with embroidered scallops on one side of opening, bodice front and tops of sleeves embroidered in drawn work, eyelet, and minute vine motives arranged in zig-zags, neck edge finished with punch work, and buttonhole stitch loops, center front of skirt set off in panel flaring toward bottom by lines of fine tucks, and small embroidered scallops, same finish along bottom edge; yellowed and some brownish stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret A. Revere and Miss Anna P. Revere, in memory of Mary C. Rogers