Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's dress
  • Mary Converse Prentiss
    active: United States
  • child's dress, circa 1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, embroidering
  • Object Length: 46.99 cm
    Object Length: 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of Miss Anne Neill
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0012
Description

Off the shoulder type baby dress, square neckline with a draw string at the neck. The sleeves are short with tucks and ruffles of embroidery. The dress is gathered into an embroidered band at the waist. The skirt of the dress is tucked with a wide hem. There are two hooks at the waist. "Brought to Kansas in 1855."