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Infant's dress

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White cotton short dress open down back; skirt border design of vine bearing acorn and oak leaves repeated on short sleeves and center front of highwaisted bodice; embroidery worked with heavy white cotton thread in satin, knot, and stem stitches. Believed to have been worn by the children of...

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Credit Line

Gift of the children of Mrs. M. A. DeWolfe Howe (Fanny Huntington Quincy), Miss Helen H. Howe, Quincy Howe, and Mark DeWolfe Howe

probably American, 1800–12

Object Place

United States


58 x 42 cm (22 13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts