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Woman's skirt or petticoat

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White skirt or petticoat with flat front, gores at sides, and deep pleats at back, waistband of finer white fabric, side opening where selvedge is visible, (probably made from an eighteenth-century shift)


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, last quarter of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 94.6 x 94 cm (37 1/4 x 37 in.) Other (waistband): 3.5 x 87.6 cm (1 3/8 x 34 1/2 in.) Other (side opening): 27.9 cm (11 in.) Other (hem): 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts