Childs lace cap

Object Number: 
INV.11844
Date: 
ca. 1817
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (flat): 6 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 17.1 x 18.4 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Close-fitting muslin baby bonnet with overall detail of hand-embroidered whitework of padded satin-stitch and and eyelet-stitch in floral and vine motifs; constructed in two pieces, the horseshoe shaped back panel attached and gathered to body; encased drawstring around face cinching and tying at center front crown and at neck and at center back.
Gallery Label: 
This cap was worn by Martha Husbands of Hartwick, New York, in 1817. She was the mother of Elizabeth Smith Deavenport of Rochester, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group