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Woman's shift

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Shift with scoop neck with drawstring, three-quarter length sleeves with drawstrings and lighter-weight linen ruffles

Provenance

Probably worn by Abigail Robbins(1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's chemise

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 131.1 x 129.5 cm (51 5/8 x 51 in.) Other (Center back): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.26

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes