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Infant's cap

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Infant's cap with plain lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle around face, shaped middle section with peaks pointing to back, pieced back in symmetrical arrangement of triangular and rectangular sections, casing at neck with tape drawstring


Worn by Eliza Page's mother; Probably purchased by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elen A. Stone

Child's cap

American, late 18th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


18.1 x 16.5 cm (7 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts