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Baby's chemise

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Title:
Baby's chemise
Date: 
1868-1869
Medium: 
Cotton
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 29.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 869
Description: 
Ivory cotton muslin baby's chemise with a low round neckline and center front opening; turn-down collar; short dolman sleeves; sleeves and neckline trimmed with needlepoint lace; seams at sides; handstitched.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Hallock Crocher
Object Number: 
1953.337e
Gallery Label: 
This chemise was made by the donor's aunt for an expected child. The baby, however, was stillborn, and the mother died in childbirth.
Date Begin: 
1868
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group