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Man's shirt

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Shirt with buttoning fold-down collar and lawn ruffle around front opening, re-inforced shoulders, sleeves gathered around arm holes, single shell button on each cuff (would have been folded back when worn), gussets under arms and at side slits, front and back use full width of fabric each


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 105 x 181.6 cm (41 5/16 x 71 1/2 in.) Other (selvage to selvage): 74.6 cm (29 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, wire buttons wrapped in embroidered fabric


Textiles and Fashion Arts