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White linen petticoat

Plain white petticoat which fastens at back; hem has heavier linen interfacing and cotton tape edging; back panels are gathered at waist; side and front panels hang straight with only a few tucks; two linen tape loops (about 3" long) are sewn into the waistband; waistband has been taken in at...

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Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

American, second quarter of the 19th century

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton twill tape and brass hooks


Textiles and Fashion Arts