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Child's shirt with a row of twisted insertion stitching and rows of herringbone and hem stitiching across shoulders, gathered sleeves with gussets and lace trim, drawstrings at sleeve ends (Sleeves fold up and are held in place by 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

Infant's shirt

American, third quarter of the 18th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


27 x 44.5 cm (10 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen trimed with linen bobbin lace, plain weave linen tape (ties)


Textiles and Fashion Arts