1750-1800 Cap - Made from white lawn with an inner brim of heavier cotton. There is no lining. It is hand sewn to a high quality. There is a cotton tape drawstring tying round the neck and evidence of a line of stitching alond the middle of the inside - possibly a gathering thread. There is '73' stitched in red cotton inside back neck. (female)
Jacket -coral pink silk jacket with metal thread. Fitted bodice with wide scooped neckline and centre front opening. The centre front panels and two back panels taper to the waist. It has a short basque of 7 variously shaped tabs. Sleeves set in three quarter length and curved at elbow opening at cuff. Lining of two weights of linen. Fastened with 10 hooks and eyes centre front. There are buttonholes on the left side of the bodice. The fabric has been used in another garment.
Pair of women's mitts, Probably English, exported to America, late 18th century. MFA, 99.664.18a-b. Frame-knitted silk lined with silk satin and trimmed with silk cord. Knitted black mitts with vertical openwork bands; black cord trim at finger and thumb openings, fringe at arm opening; flap lined with black silk satin.
Woman's apron, semi-sheer white linen 1780-1800 Origin: America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia OL: 42 1/4" OW at hem: 58 1/4" Side Length: 42" Center Front Length: 37 1/2" Hem Depth: 12 cm (approx. 1/2") Gathered to 17" at waistband Waistband: 5/16" wide and 66 1/2" long Linen, plain-woven Gift of Titi Halle. Acc. No. 2004-17, Colonial Williamsburg
Domestick Employment, Knitting; A young woman sitting directed to left, looking up towards the viewer, knitting with a ball of wool in her lap, wearing a voluminous dark gown with white fichu and cuffs, and a frilled cap; after Mercier. Mezzotint Inscriptions Inscription Content: Lettered below the image with the title and 'Philip Mercier Pinx.t // Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, London.' c1760s; British Museum 2010,7081.972
London Cries: A Fishmonger by Paul Sandby 1759 Note: The short cape with hood down, black (felt) hat robing front gown with apron, sleeved waistcoat, Child's shortgown worn over a gown. The shortgown looks like it is crossing over the cf of the body and fastening on the side.
Childs cap - White lawn mob cap. Full half crown attached to band, pointed at sides and trimmed with frill of muslin and Valenciennes lace. These were invariably worn with the kissing strings tied underneath the chin and ribbon trimmed - there are pin marks either side where the ribbon was pinned. Fits child 2-4. 1730 - 1750 (circa)