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Flat cap of white cotton

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Flat cap of white cotton with drawstrings for shaping, neck edge trimmed with single ruffle and face edge trimmed with double ruffle of minute eyelet embroidered and scalloped edging, band of eyelet embroidery in double serpentine design across forehead, self ties cut as part of the cap.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary T. Spooner

American, about 1865

Object Place

United States


18 x 24.5 cm (7 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts