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Infant's shirt

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Short-sleeved infant's shirt with U-shaped neckline and pair of ties at front closure, small underarm gussets

Inscription

Written in ink on fabric label sewn inside: "Infant's shirt Prob. Hyslop family mid. 18th century"

Provenance

May have been worn by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810); Inherited by her great-granddaughter, Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, third quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.) Center back: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.938

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with linen tape

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes