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Child's skirt fragment

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Part of a child's skirt with four tucks and three bands of embroidered leaf motifs along bottom, evidence of a V-opening and gathers along raw edge at top

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, first half of the 19th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.) Center back: 46.7 cm (18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.937

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes