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Boy's shirt

White linen boy's shirt, front opening, rounded ruffled collar with row of hem stitching, buttonhole stitching at bottom of opening, sleeves gathered at shoulders with underarm gussets, cuffs with button holes and double row of hew stitching, deep side slits at bottom


Probably worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss ellen A. Stone

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 55.9 x 99.1 cm (22 x 39 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, finer plain weave collar and cuffs, light-weight plain weave linen ruffle at collar


Textiles and Fashion Arts