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Infant's cap

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Infant's cap with gathered crown; additional band sewn to middle section with lighter-weight linen (or lawn) ruffle and scalloped back edge, embroidered with cross stitching; additional lawn ruffle sewn to main body of the cap, drawstring at neck


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 cap

American, late 18th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 15.2 x 13.7 cm (6 x 5 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen embroidered with linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts