Infant's short dress

Second quarter 19th century

Object Place: USA


54 x 67 cm (21 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short waisted bodice, wide square cut neck, fullness of bodice gathered into waist band at back, drawstring at back of neck, short bias cut sleeves, band of eyelet embroidered insertion around skirt, narrow ruffles over sleeves, V shaped panel in center front of bodice set off by six lines of minute eyelets, similar band of minute eyelets on upper edge of sleeves, minute symmetrically arranged flower sparys springing from central ornamental motives in bodice panel and on shoulder panels, minute pointed scalloped edges on neck, sleeve ruffles, and sleeve edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Faulkner