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Infant's christening dress

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Cream white India muslin trimmed across the front of upper part, down each side of front panel and around sleeves and top of hem with embroidery vine with drawn-work line on each side. Narrow bobbin lace around neck and sleeves. Believed by the donor to have been worn by her great-grandfather,...

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Believed by the donor to have been worn by her great-grandfather, Lewis Bullard christened in 1778.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John A. Fairley

American, 18th–19th century


97 x 69 cm (38 3/16 x 27 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery and lace trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts