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Baby's chemise

Baby's chemise
Title
Baby's chemise
Date 
1868-1869
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 29.2 cm )
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group