Infant's short dress

Second quarter 19th century

Object Place: USA


50 x 54 cm (19 11/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, cotton eyelet embrodiery insertion, and needlework covered buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short waist with fullness gathered in waist band, wide square cut neck, short sleeves cut on bias with pointed capes over sleeves, fastened in back with minute lace covered buttons, V shaped panel in center front of bodice of three floral sprays embroidered with white linen, similar floral sprays embroidered on points over sleeves, eyelet embroidered insertion at waist line around bottom of skirt, sleeve, and neck edges embroidered in minute ointed scallops

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Faulkner