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Infant's dress

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Infant's dress with V-front yolk embroidered in floral pattern with lace inserts, ruffled cap sleeves with similar embroidery, embroidered waistband with double drawstring at back closure, three bands of pin tucks and two bands of eyelet embroidery along bottom of skirt

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.) Center back: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.928

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (muslin) with cotton embroidery and lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes