Christening gown

Christening gown
Title
Christening gown
Date 
1868-1869
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 40 x 35 1/2 in. ( 101.6 x 90.2 cm )
Description 
White cotton and white eyelet trimmed christening gown; square neckline, gathering from CB to shoulders; triangular yoke across CF neckline; vertical shirring from yoke to empire waistline designated by attached placket with whitework embroidery in "trailing grape leaf" design at CF; attached to placket are two self-fabric ties tying at CB; short raglan sleeves; extremely long skirt; hem trimmed with scalloped whitework embroidery of "grape" design; whitework eyelet embroidered trim at neckline, yoke, sleeves, attached placket at CF waist and tie ends; pin-tucking at yoke, sleeves, tie ends and across hem; single mother-of-pearl button closure at CB neckline.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Mary Hallock Crocher
Object Number 
1953.337b
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