Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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baby's shirt
  • Mary Converse Prentiss
    active: United States
  • baby's shirt, circa 1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linen, tatting
  • Object Length: 17.14 cm
    Object Length: 6 3/4 in
  • Gift of Miss Anne Neill
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0010
Description

Off the shoulder type baby's shirt made of linen with tatting on the neckline and sleeve edges. The sleeves are tiny and short and are gathered into the armhold--butterfly sleeves. Hand stitching. The shirt opens down the back. No fastenings of any kind. "Brought to Kansas in 1855."