Gown, Baptismal. White batiste dress with square neckline with drawstring. Eyelet embroidery at sleeves and waist. Gathered skirt, hemmed, 4 3/4"L. Bodice opens at back, with four pearl buttons. Original catalog card describes as "Infant's christening dress". Fair condition, moderate staining at waistband. Moderate wrinkling. Negligible staining at skirt hem. Negligible tears (holes), stains on back. Gown belonged to donor's great-aunt, Miss Laura Skinner, who lived in Angleton, Texas.
L. 48 in (L. 121.92 cm)
Place of Origin
Angleton (Brazoria County, Tex.)
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Ruth Skinner Fox.