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Object Name Chemise
Catalog Number 0985.13.01078
Description Child chemise (or possibly a nightgown) of white cotton. Simple construction, drawstring neck with center front closure and six small shell buttons missing one. Handsewn.
Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions H-29.5 inches
Owned Gooch family
Provenance Child's chemise (or nightgown) belonging to the Gooch family of Louisa County, Virginia. It probably originally belonged to Mary Evelina Toler Gooch (b. 1834); or her sisters, Martha "Mattie" F. Gooch Vaughan (b. 1837) or Elizabeth "Bettie" Pollard Gooch (b. 1839); or Mary's daughter, Susie Lightfoot Gooch (b. 1860).
People Gooch family
Subjects children
girls
babies
infants
Clothing & dress
Underwear
Nightclothes