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Woman's cloak

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White cloak or scarf with fluted ruffle, cloth label marked "40" sewn to corner, (probably worn draped over shoulders with ruffle folded over)

Marks

Cloth label marked "40" sewn to corner

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's scarf or shawl

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 55.2 x 167 cm (21 3/4 x 65 3/4 in.) Other (ruffle width): 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.87

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes