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Woman's hood

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Black silk caped hood trimmed with lace; gathered at back with drawstring around face and one surviving ribbon tie; small shaped cape with pointed back. (Lace probably made in Ipswich, Massachusetts.)


Worn by Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 83.8 x 106.7cm (33 x 42in.) Other (lace): 4.4cm (1 3/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, linen or cotton lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts