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Infant's dress

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White cotton, low neck, short sleeves. On the shoulder and pointed vest are embroidered with white cotton and laid-work and eyelet-work, symmetrical groups of very conventional flowers. The edges are scalloped. The vest was evidently put on later and appears to be Madeira work.

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Gift of Mrs. N. W. Emerson

American, 1830–60


95 x 83 x 95 cm (37 3/8 x 32 11/16 x 37 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts