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Infant's cap

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Child's cap trimmed with bobbin lace, drawn together in the back and joined with twisted insertion stitches which continue down insertion; double hem stitching at edges of insertion


Worn by donor's great-grandfather Stephen Robbins (1758-1847); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Child's cap

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 17.1 x 14.6 cm (6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.) Other (inset): 5.1 cm (2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, trimmed with linen bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts