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Cap - Christening

Description

White; front section has scalloped edge where back is attached; fine embroidery--scrolling floral vine w/ small eyelet dots; checkerboard; delicate lace around face and inserted center back ; fullness gathered at back w/ pleats; loop trim at pleats; ties are missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750
Inscriptions
Handwritten envelope--cap found inside envelope: ""Happy New Year 1879 (1899?)"" and ""Christening cap worn by the children of John and Sarah (Coffin) Leach, of Boston, m. July 24, 1750.""
Material
embroidering
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
CAP
caps (headgear)
Christening
christenings
Embroidered
embroidering
festoon (motif)
floral patterns
Garland
Hand Stitched
headgear
Infant's Clothing
linen (material)
stitching
Accession Number
1949.136
GUSN
15505

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