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Infant's dress

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White short-sleeved child's bris dress with pleating along the front panel, button closure on center back, and ties at the waist.


Worn by Harry Kohn, Sr., son of Pauline and Jacob Kohn, for his bris in 1886 in Springfield, Ohio; 1984, by inheritance to Susan and Harry Kohn, Jr.; Gift of Susan Kohn to the MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the Harry Kohn, Jr. family in memory of Harry Kohn, Sr.

Bris dress

American, 1886


Center back: 91.4 cm (36 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts