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Woman's shift

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Linen chemise with neck casing, lawn sleeve ruffles, and "CR/ N12" embroidered in reverse chain stitch in blue thread.

Inscription

Embroidered in chain stitched blue thread at wearer's right breast: "CR/N12"

Provenance

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 chemise

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 119.4 x 87.9 cm (47 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.51

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes