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Woman's kerchief

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Rectangular white kerchief, corner marked in black ink with "Abigail Robbins/ Lexington" in foliate heart

Marks

"Abigail Robbins/ Lexington" within foliate heart stamped or written in black ink in corner

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Robbins

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 69.2 x 64.1 cm (27 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.) Other (selvage to selvage): 69.2 cm (27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.23

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes