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Infant's band

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White rectangular infant's band, double thickness of linen fabric sewn together on three sides, several repairs (a vestigage of swaddling, wrapped around waist and provided warmth and support as well as a place to pin diaper)


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

American, mid-19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 13.7 x 52.5 cm (5 3/8 x 20 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts