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Infant's shirt

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Child's shirt with square neck with lace trim, rows of hem and twisted insertion stitching across shoulders; folded over sleeves with lace trim and hem stitching on casings (Sleeves are held in place with two drawstrings when worn.)


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Child's shirt

American, third quarter of the 18th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachussetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

Massachussetts, United States


Overall: 26 x 44.5 cm (10 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.) Center back: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen trimmed with silk bobbin lace, plain weave linen tape ties


Textiles and Fashion Arts