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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

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."