Infant's long dress

About 1830

Object Place: USA


74 x 62.5 cm (29 1/8 x 24 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short waisted, wide square cut neck, short sleeves cut on bias, open part way down back, drawstring in back of neck, fullness of bodice all in back, V shaped panel in center front of bodice with circular arrangement of minute flowers embroidered with white linen thread, pointed capes over sleeves embroidered with minute floral sprays, insertion bands with minute serpentine leaves and berries embroidered with white linen thread in part in eyelet stitch around waist line setting off bodice panel and as double border around bottom of dress.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ingersoll Bowditch