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Object Name Nightgown
Catalog Number 1975.11.2
Date 1868
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-42 W-17 inches
Description This white linen and cotton hand drawn nightgown has short cap sleeves made of cutwork trimmed with lace. The neckline is also make of cutwork trimmed with lace. The front of the nightgown gathers around a panel made of seven columns alternating gathered fabric and cutwork with a finished seam along the bottom. "N. A. Galt" is written below the front panel to the right side. Beneath the sleeves at the side seams there are triangular panels with interfacing on either side. There is hand stitching throughout.
Notes The nightgown was part of Norborne Alexina Galt's trousseau when she married Arthur Lee Robinson on January 16, 1868.
Collection Wilson Family Collection
People Robinson, Arthur Lee
Galt, Alexina
Subjects Women's clothing
Clothing & dress
Sleepwear
Search Terms Trousseau
Women's clothing
linen
linen fabric
Louisville (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS