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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)


Cloth label marked "40" sewn to corner


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


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


Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts