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Childs lace cap

Childs lace cap
Title
Childs lace cap
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.
Object Number 
INV.11844
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