Man's embroidered linen shirt

about 1847

Object Place: Mexico


110 x 78 cm (43 5/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and drawn work

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s embroidered linen shirt, made for General Caleb Cushing; long fronts from neckline to below waist, separate pieces sewn in, finely tucked in vertical bands alternating with bands of fine drawn work embroidery, edges of fronts arranged for studs, narrow finely pleated sheer ruffle on edge of left front, short turned back collar, full sleeves with fullness pressed into deep pleats between shoulder and turned back cuff; collar, fronts, and cuffs very highly starched, many brown stains, especially on collar and fronts.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Cushing