Doll's shift

Doll's shift
Title
Doll's shift
Date 
1870-1880
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
overall:: 16 in. ( 40.6 cm )
Description 
White cotton long sleeved doll's shift with decorative trim at neck and pinked edges at sleeves; back closure with single button at neck.
Credit Line 
Gift of Marian F. Fraser
Object Number 
2004.47.16
Gallery Label 
This doll, Helen, her wardrobe and trunk were originally owned by Mary Augusta Colson whose seafaring family roots were in Brooklyn, New York and New England. The doll was purchased for Mary as a favor to Captain Colson by the owner of his ship, Vernon H. Brown in 1876. Mrs. Brown spent weeks with her dressmaker designing the most current fashions for the doll. Mary was later photographed with her doll in Boston, as were successive generations of female descendants, including the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group