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Dress or shift for a child, made in a convent in Mexico City. White Linen. Finely gathered panels front and back; short sleeves. Narrow bands of cut and drawn-work around short sleeves. Low, wide neckline. All edges trimmed with very narrow serrated border. Near neckline, R.V.M. (Rebecca...

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Provenance

R.V.M. (Rebecca Virginia Moorhead, grandmother of donor) embroidered near neckline.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Christie Birdsall

Mexican (Mexico City), 1862

Object Place

Mexico City, Mexico

Dimensions

49 x 58 cm (19 5/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.204

Medium or Technique

Linen plain-weave with drawnwork

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes