Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Christening gown

Christening gown
Title
Christening gown
Date 
1868-1869
Medium 
Cotton, needlepoint lace
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 1/4 x 34 in. ( 81.9 x 86.4 cm )
Description 
White striped cotton christening gown with a round neckline trimmed with hand-made cotton needlepoint lace; long sleeves with a folded back cuff trimmed with needlepoint lace; high waist defined by two ties trimmed with needlepoint lace that attach to the front of the dress with a geometric white work band; extremely long skirt with an undecorated hem; two mother-of-pearl buttons on the back below the neckline.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Mary Hallock Crocher
Object Number 
1953.337a
Gallery Label 
This christening gown was made by the donor's aunt for an expected child. The baby, however, was stillborn, and the mother died in childbirth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group