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Object Name NIGHTGOWN
Catalog Number 0985.13.01077
Description Child's nightgown of white cotton (believed dimity), open all the way down the front. It has twelve composition buttons, long sleeves, lace cuffs, and a small falling lace collar.
Dimensions L-30 inches
Owned Gooch family
Provenance Child's nightgown belonging to the Gooch family of Louisa County, Virginia. It may have originally belonged to Susie Lightfoot Gooch (b. 1860); her Mary Evelina Toler Gooch (b. 1834); or her aunts, Martha "Mattie" F. Gooch Vaughan (b. 1837) or Elizabeth "Bettie" Pollard Gooch (b. 1839).
People Gooch family
Subjects children
Clothing & dress
Nightclothes