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baby's dress or Christening gown
  • United States
  • baby's dress or Christening gown, circa 1840–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lace, silk, embroidering, cotton
  • Object Length: 63.5 cm
    Object Length: 25 in
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1930.0058

White dress with draw string at neck. Short sleeves with lace and extra cuff. Skirt has three rows of tucking and two bands of lace. Gathered, puff sleeves decorated with broad, turned back lace cuffs; some decoration on both front and back at neckline of bodice; skirt gathered onto embroidered band; long skirt bordered with rows of narrow tucks and two rows of lace insert and inch wide lace at bottm of hem.