Stockings

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1805-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2202

Description

Hand knit, white cotton, below-knee length, with clock at ankle, initialed at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

stockings
footwear
cotton (textile)
knitting (process)
Cotton
Hand Knit
Stocking

Inscription

1) Embroidered at top of each: ""E. A."" 2) Typed paper tag pinned to one stocking: ""Hand Knitted Stockings / with initials of Elizabeth / Adams, who was born in 1787. / Married in Byfield, Mass. / in 1817.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Adams, Elizabeth, 1787-1862 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Byfield, MA, USA

Object Type

Clothing -- Footwear

Dimensions

21 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.203AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)