Boy’s suit, American, 1800-1810, made of checked homespun cotton with indigo dye. Historic Deerfield HD 2005.4 Exhibit "Celebrating the Fiber Arts" December 3, 2011, toApril 09, 2012 Boyish Charms, Day Outfits, Boys Indigo Di, Boys Suits, Homespun Suits, Indigo Dyes, 18001810, Blue Colors, 1800 1810
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Boy's mustard-color cotton suit with striped waistcoat and white cotton dickey (in place of shirt), American, ca. 1810.
Suit, ca. 1830, American -- The boy's suit seen here mirrors the fashion for plaid which was prevalent at that time, made popular by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A properly dressed boy would have worn an ensemble such as this. Appropriate for the period, knickers accompanied boy's ensembles with skirts as an alternative to girl's pantalettes.
The 1885 Little Lord Fauntleroy suit was a prominent style for boy's dress attire among the privileged classes. The shirt in this ensemble is particularly noteworthy, made of fine silk with an abundance of well-made machine-made lace ruffles. The shirt has been sewn in a manner that will maintain the blouson effect regardless of the child's movements.
Carolyn Schnurer (American, 1908–1998). Bathing suit, 1955. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Carolyn Schnurer, 1955 (2009.300.1238)
Left: Man’s three-piece brown and white checked cotton suit, American, c. 1845. Right: Woman's multicolor madras checked cotton day dress, 1841-1843.