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Woman's cap

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White net cap with lace ruffle, remnants of tape in casing around hole at top, (net and lace probably made in England)


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, mid-19th century

Place of Manufacture

England (net and lace)

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


26 x 29 cm (10 1/4 x 11 7/16 in.) measured flat on side for storage

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Medium or Technique

Machine-made silk net trimmed with silk machine lace, and linen tape (in seams and casings)


Textiles and Fashion Arts