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Infant's dress

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Laid-work. Fine white linen, low neck, and short sleeves; at the bottom of the skirt and sleeves, and the middle of the front is a close design of flowers and leaves worked with white cotton. The leaves worked with white cotton. The "thread" lace on the neck, and bottom of the dress, is...

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Said by the lender to have been made in Boston, in 1840. Lent by Miss A. E. Newell, Dec. 8, 1886. To become the property of the M.F.A. at the lender's death.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ann E. Newell

American, 1840


83.5 x 68.5 cm (32 7/8 x 26 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery, drawn-work, and bobbin lace trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts