Cap - Christening

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1750

GUSN

GUSN-15505

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

Descriptive Terms

caps (headgear)
headgear
embroidering
stitching
linen (material)
christenings
festoon (motif)
floral patterns
Infant's Clothing
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Garland
Christening
CAP

Inscription

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.""

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1949.136