Infant's dress

American
first half of 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

87.5 x 50 cm (34 7/16 x 19 11/16 in.) Length, in front .85 X 1.22 around bottom.

Accession Number

41.666

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, net insertions, linen bobbin lace, and linen tapes

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white cotton. Front panel, bottom and back of dress finished with scallops, and row of floral sprays, worked with white cotton in buttonhole, satin stitch, and small eyelets with large eyelets filled with machine-made net. Very short waist, with embroidered flowers along top, short sleeves trimmed with fine tucks and narrow bobbin lace. Worn and torn, stained.

Credit Line

Gift of M. Eloise Talbot