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Infant's christening ensemble (dress, slip, jacket, bonnet and shoes)

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Infant christening gown made of machine lace overlaid with synthetic organza, stitched into a decorative swirl pattern above ruffled hem. Small round collar, puffed sleeves, yoke front, two satin ribbon rosettes on each shoulder, and two snap closure at back. Labeled: Little Folks Giftwear/ NYC/...

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Worn by the donor, Patricia Loiko, for her christening in 1956; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia Loiko in memory of her mother

American, 1956


Center back: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave (organza), synthetic machine-made lace, synthetic net (tulle), and rayon satin; synthetic pearls; cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts