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Pleated neck stock, four button holes on shorter tab at one end, longer tapered tab at opposite end (Stocks were worn with a metal buckle at the back of the neck. The tab with buttonholes was slipped over knobs on the buckle, while the plain tab was pulled through the buckle.)


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, last quarter of the 18th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 10.5 x 45.7 cm (4 1/8 x 18 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts