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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


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts