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Pair of men's stockings

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Brown-gray ribbed stocking, saw-tooth top edge, white toe and front part of sole.


Worn by donor's great-grandfather Stephen Robbins (1758-1847); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

probably English, exported to America, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly Nottingham, England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 80.6 x 15.2 cm (31 3/4 x 6 in.) Other (foot): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted cotton and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts