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White linen petticoat

American
second quarter of the 19th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 105.4 x 139.7 cm (41 1/2 x 55 in.)

Accession Number

45.629

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton twill tape and brass hooks

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Plain white petticoat which fastens at back; hem has heavier linen interfacing and cotton tape edging; back panels are gathered at waist; side and front panels hang straight with only a few tucks; two linen tape loops (about 3” long) are sewn into the waistband; waistband has been taken in at three places in the back; heavily starched. To be worn with hoop skirt.

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout