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Servant's apron

Description

Discolored white 2/1 plain weave; starched; constructed of 3 pieces stitched together at center front waist; waistband cut from fabric on bias and folded similar to a tie with pointed ends; folds overlap in front and one hold with 4 small buttons and thread loops; lined with starched buckram; 2nd piece is rectangular in shape and centered vertically behind waistband; 3rd piece is a large rectangular folded lengthwise and attached horizontally at center along fold, then ends are folded back at a 45 degree angle so tails hang down from back, edges turned back and stitched.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
buckram
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Apron
aprons (protective wear)
buckram
Buckram
Domestic Uniform
domestics
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Servitude
stitching
uniforms
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5403
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12992

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