Explore the CollectionShirt

length 94cm x 168cm underarm
Place of Origin
Unknown origin
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1830-1869 Mid)/1834
Registration Number
Plain Sewing,
Costume - Men,Shirts,

Physical Description

A man's white linen shirt with cotton ruffle. The shirt is entirely hand stitched. The style is typical of the period consisting of one loom width of fabric running from front to back with a 'T' shape cut to form the neck opening. The sleeves are each one half loom width. The shaping is achieved with gussets and gathers. This is an excellent example of fine plain sewing.The shirt is marked with the date 1834 and a name which is indecipherable.

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