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Christening gown

Object Number: 
1978.65.10
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group