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Christening Gown (USA)

This is a Christening gown. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1940. Its medium is cotton and its technique is embroidered on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by DeWitt Clinton Cohen and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 81.3 × 49.5 cm (32 × 19 1/2 in.)

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Christening Gown (USA); cotton; H x W: 81.3 × 49.5 cm (32 × 19 1/2 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1940-93-70

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