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Infant's cap

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White mull infant's cap, lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle, casing around face with tape drawstrings at bottom, embroidered tambour work sprigs throughout, circular gauze insert at back embroidered with tambour work leafy vine and chain motifs


Worn by Bridge Chandler; Probably purchased by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Child's cap

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


19.5 x 16.5 cm (7 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with chainstitch embroidery (or tambour work), cotton gauze insertion, plain weave cotton tape ties


Textiles and Fashion Arts