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Man's embroidered linen shirt

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Man's embroidered linen shirt, made for General Caleb Cushing; long fronts from neckline to below waist, separate pieces sewn in, finely tucked in vertical bands alternating with bands of fine drawn work embroidery, edges of fronts arranged for studs, narrow finely pleated sheer ruffle on edge...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Cushing

Mexican, about 1847

Object Place



110 x 78 cm (43 5/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and drawn work


Textiles and Fashion Arts