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Woman's white cotton "lingerie" dress with 3/4-length sleeves, high neck collar, and long skirt embroidered overall with large-scale flowers (hyacinths and roses?) with insert bands of bobbin and (needle?) lace. Worn by donor's grandmother, Katherine Sperry Beinecke.


Worn by Katherine Sperry Beinecke (donor's grandmother); inherited by Jody Gill; Gift of Jody Gill to the MFA, June 27, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Jody S. Gill and Betsy S. Michel

American, 1905–10


Center back: 154.9 cm (61 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton plain weave with lace inserts


Textiles and Fashion Arts