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Child's shift

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Child's shift with scoop neck, sleeve gussets, and pieced at side

Provenance

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

American, mid-18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Dimensions

Overall: 67.5 x 75.5cm (26 9/16 x 29 3/4in.) Other (Center back): 56.8 cm (22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.63

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes