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Baptismal gown
Description Baptismal gown used by the family of Captain Gates A. Johnson, Jr. during the Civil War. The sheer cotton gown has hand-made eyelet lace sleeves, a tucked skirt and drawstrings at the ruffled neckline. The fitted bodice's scoop neck has an embroidered edge and features diagonal panels of handmade eyelet lace; the waistband is made of machine-made eyelet lace.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 40 inches length
11 inches width shoulder
Nomenclature Christening gown
Subjects Owned/used by: Johnson, Gates A. Jr.
Used in Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Children's Dresses. Infants'. 1860-1890s
Dates Creation: Approximately 1861
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8281.7