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Baby cap: embroidered

Object Number: 
1972.6
Date: 
ca. 1759
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
overall (flat): 6 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 15.9 x 14.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Ecru linen close-fitting lace baby bonnet, overall hand embroidered whitework in shell and laurel leaf motif design centering from crown on drawnwork and bobbin lace net ground; a row of gadrooned oval pattern borders hemmed edges.
Gallery Label: 
This was the baby bonnet of John Pintard (1759-1844), the founder of the New-York Historical Society in 1804. His deep interest in history made him a moving force in the establishment of other cultural institutions, including the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Mason Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group