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Pair of women's stockings

White stocking with embroidered stylized-leaf clock, darning at heel and toe, black "A" embroidered inside welt (folded-over top edge).

Inscription

"A" embroidered in black silk

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

English, worn in America, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 74.3 x 15.2 cm (29 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.81a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk, silk embroidery (chevening)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes