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Woman's cap

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White linen cap, circular section at back, front panels joined with twisted insertion stitch, cartridge pleated ruffle around face and neck of lighter-weight linen, pair of ties at chin, written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"


Written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's night cap

American, first quarter of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


20 x 12 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, lighter-weight plain weave linen ruffle


Textiles and Fashion Arts