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Woman's cap

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Black embroidered gauze and lace mourning cap, black silk band and ribbon ties. (Lace trim probably made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and embroidered gauze probably made in England)

Provenance

May have been worn in the 18th century by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810), wife of Massachusetts Governor Increase Sumner (1746-1799); Inherited by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner's great-ganddaughter 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

Woman's mourning cap

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)

Place of Manufacture

England (gauze)

Object Place

Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

47 x 32 cm (18 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage including ties

Accession Number

49.1003

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered gauze, silk lace (trim) and ribbon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes