Servant's apron

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

GUSN

GUSN-12992

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

Descriptive Terms

aprons (protective wear)
linen (material)
buckram
stitching
uniforms
domestics
Women's clothing
Linen
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Domestic Uniform
Servitude
Apron

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5403