Christening gown

Christening gown
Title
Christening gown
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Cotton, eyelet lace
Dimensions 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 31 in. ( 95.2 x 78.7 cm )
Description 
White cotton christening gown with a round neckline trimmed with eyelet lace; second low round below the shoulder "neckline" trimmed with whitework and eyelet lace; area between the necklines is filled with vertical tucks; triangular yoke of banded whitework embroidery and eyelet lace in the center of the front of the bodice with vertical pleats between and trimmed on the sides with eyelet lace; long sleeves with cuffs trimmed with eyelet lace and a second short puffed sleeve at the shoulder; band of whitework around the waistline; extremely long skirt with five bands of tucks above the hem.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Hayward F. Manice
Object Number 
1978.65.10
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group