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A flat white cotton cap

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A flat white cotton cap, drawstrings around face and neck for shaping, narrow embroidered flounce with rosette and scallop around neck edge, double gathered narrow flounce across face of eyelet embroidery, forehead band of cut work and eyelet embroidery, ties cut in one with cap.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary T. Spooner

American, about 1865

Object Place

United States


18 x 22.5 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and linen string


Textiles and Fashion Arts