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Highlights : Children : Children's clothing

Subcategory Children's clothing contains 13 item(s).

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front "Study by Candlelight"
Parlor music, and piano playing in particular, symbolized good taste and moral respectability throughout the Victorian period.
front Deerfield Grammar School Class
c. 1900
This class, housed in the remodeled Town House, was one of the only two schools in Deerfield, Massachusetts, with separate grades; the other twelve were one-room schoolhouses.
front Boy in a Skeleton Suit
Frances and Mary Allen photographed this boy playing with a hoop for an illustration in Alice Morse Earle's book, "Home Life in Colonial Days."
front Plaid suit
c. 1870
This boy's suit is made from wool tartan, a plaid fabric, and dates to the late 1860s.
front Infant's Mitts
Embroidery like that appearing on these 18th century Christening mitts would be the inspiration for the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework's name and craft.
front Child's stays
Corsets or "stays" were worn by women and girls.
front Sarah Coleman's shoe
c. 1677
This high-topped shoe of red wool lined in leather was worn by four-year-old Sarah Coleman when she returned from captivity in Canada after a 1677 attack on her town of Hatfield, Massachusetts.
front Boy's Suit

19th century families who could afford to do so dressed boys in skirted outfits until the age of five.
front Children's boots
c. 1850
Boys and men wore boots such as these for riding horses and for farm work.
front Christening Dress
This Christening Dress was originally a wedding gown for Emily Rudman Tripp.


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