Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1829

GUSN

GUSN-41988

Description

Long; tan/discolored white; open neckline w/ embroidered pointed panel at front and points on short puffed sleeves; eyelet waistband; hem embroidered w/ stylized flowers like bodice; scalloped and embroidered hem; net inserts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
floral patterns
stylization
Infant Boys' Clothing
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Geometric Floral
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Inscription

Handwritten note sewn onto center front (removed--see file): ""#1 Exhibiter--Cynthia Grace Austin. Handmade baby dress embroidered by a relative in Salem, Massachusetts and sent to Permambuco, Brazil for Gideon Tucker Mansfield, when he was a baby. Born March 12, 1829.""

Additional Identification Number

B2944

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1988.394

Places

Massachusetts (United States)