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Infant's dress

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White cotton long dress open down back, with very short waist and short puffed sleeves; sleeves, center front panel of bodice and border of skirt embroidered with heavy white cotton thread in design of leaves, pendant blossoms and palmettes, in satin and knot stitches.

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


111.5 x 52 cm (43 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, and linen drawstrings


Textiles and Fashion Arts