Woman's kerchief

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 97.5 x 97.8 cm (38 3/8 x 38 1/2 in.) Other (selvage to selvage): 97.8 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.25

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square white kerchief, “A. R.” (Abigail Robbins) written in black ink in corner

Markings

"A. R." written in black ink in corner (see Donor History text entry)

Provenance

Worn by Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone