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18th Century Material Culture Infants & Infant Clothing
18th Century Material Culture
Infants & Infant Clothing
Portraits
Portraits
A Sleeping Dutch Infant by Elisabeth van Woensel (Rijksmuseum) 1776

A Sleeping Dutch Infant by Elisabeth van Woensel (Rijksmuseum)

1776

Elizabeth Clark Freake and Baby Mary by The Freake Limner a.k.a. Freake-Gibbs Painter c. 1672

Elizabeth Clark Freake and Baby Mary by The Freake Limner a.k.a. Freake-Gibbs Painter c. 1672 (Worcester Art Museum)

An English Woman with Her Child c. 1740 (Victoria & Albert)

An English Woman with Her Child c. 1740 (Victoria & Albert)

Elizabeth Mortlock and her Son by John Downman 1779 (Public Domain)

Elizabeth Mortlock and her Son by John Downman 1779 (Public Domain)

Portrait Of A Lady, Said To Be Elizabeth, Wife Of Robert Boyd of Castle Law

Portrait Of A Lady, Said To Be Elizabeth, Wife Of Robert Boyd of Castle Law by Phillippe Mercier (1689 - 1760) (Public Domain)

Mary Beale c. 1690 - 1730 (Victoria & Albert)

Mary Beale c. 1690 - 1730 (Victoria & Albert)

Swaddling
Swaddling
Clothes
Clothes
German Ivory Crying Baby in Swaddling Clothes by Johann Christian Ludwig von Lücke (Victoria &
German Ivory Crying Baby in Swaddling Clothes
by Johann Christian Ludwig von Lücke
(Victoria & Albert)
c. 1753 - 1755
French Linen Swaddling Band c. 1700 - 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

French Linen Swaddling Band c. 1700 - 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Linen Swaddling Clothes 18th - Early 19th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Layette Pin Cushions

Layette Pin Cushions

Layette Pin Cushions
American Silk Layette Pin Cushion “WELCOME LITTLE STRANGER 1770” (Winterthur)

American Silk Layette Pin Cushion “WELCOME LITTLE STRANGER 1770” (Winterthur)

American Silk Layette Pin Cushion “WELCOME LITTLE STRANGER 1770” (Winterthur)

American Silk Layette Pin Cushion “WELCOME LITTLE STRANGER 1770” (Winterthur)

American Silk & Linen Layette Pin Pillow “GOD BLES THE BABE” (Winterthur) RMM 1777

American Silk & Linen Layette Pin Pillow

“GOD BLES THE BABE” (Winterthur)

RMM 1777

Silk & Linen Layette Pin Pillow “GOD BLES THE BABE” (Winterthur) RMM 1777

Silk & Linen Layette Pin Pillow

“GOD BLES THE BABE” (Winterthur)

RMM 1777

English Layette Pin Pillow 1778 (Winterthur)

English Layette Pin Pillow

1778

(Winterthur)

English Layette Pin Pillow “Health to the Little Stranger” 1784 (Victoria & Albert)

English Layette Pin Pillow “Health to the Little Stranger” 1784 (Victoria & Albert)

American Silk & Linen Pin Pillow “God for ever bless the dear babe” (Winterthur) c.

American Silk & Linen Pin Pillow

“God for ever bless the dear babe” (Winterthur)

c. 1775 - 1800

American Silk & Linen Pin Pillow “God for ever bless the dear babe” (Winterthur) c.

American Silk & Linen Pin Pillow

“God for ever bless the dear babe” (Winterthur)

c. 1775 - 1800

Baby Clothing
Baby Clothing
Christening Gown of Charles II 17th Century (Kerry Taylor Auctions)

Christening Gown of Charles II 17th Century (Kerry Taylor Auctions)

Christening Gown of Charles II 17th Century (Kerry Taylor Auctions)

Christening Gown of Charles II 17th Century (Kerry Taylor Auctions)

English Linen & Bobbin Lace Bib & Cu ff s 18th Century (Victoria & Albert)

English Linen & Bobbin Lace Bib & Cu s 18th Century (Victoria & Albert)

Baby Chemise c. 1740 - 1760 (National Trust - Dudmaston)

Baby Chemise c. 1740 - 1760 (National Trust - Dudmaston)

English Printed Cotton Wrapping Gown c. 1750 (Victoria & Albert)
English Printed Cotton Wrapping Gown c. 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

English Printed Cotton Wrapping Gown c. 1750 (Victoria & Albert)

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical Society)

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical Society)

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical

An Infant Shirt of Block Printed Cloth Worn by Mary Arnold c. 1776 (Newport Historical Society)

Birth & Baptismal Certificates

Birth & Baptismal Certificates

Birth & Baptismal Certificates
American Birth and Baptismal Certificate for New Jersey 1775 (Christie’s Auction House)

American Birth and Baptismal Certificate for New Jersey

1775

(Christie’s Auction House)

American Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Calico Township, Pennsylvania, 1783 (Christie’s Auction House)

American Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Calico Township, Pennsylvania,

1783

(Christie’s Auction House)

A Birth and Baptismal Certificate Fraktur for Anna Gesgardin of Pennsylvania 1787 (Skinner)

A Birth and Baptismal Certificate Fraktur for Anna Gesgardin of Pennsylvania

1787

(Skinner)

Christening
Christening
Cups
Cups
English Silver Christening Cup by Edward Feline 1731 (Victoria & Albert)

English Silver Christening Cup

by Edward Feline

1731

(Victoria & Albert)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE by Bernard Picart 1722 ” (Rijksmuseum)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE

by Bernard Picart

1722

(Rijksmuseum)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE by Bernard Picart 1722 ” (Rijksmuseum)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE

by Bernard Picart

1722

(Rijksmuseum)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE by Bernard Picart 1722 ” (Rijksmuseum)

“Le BAPTEME ADMINISTRE

by Bernard Picart

1722

(Rijksmuseum)

Bearing Cloths Blankets

Bearing Cloths Blankets

Bearing Cloths Blankets
European Silk with Silk & Metal Threads Bearing Cloth Late 17th - Early 18th Century

European Silk with Silk & Metal Threads Bearing Cloth

Late 17th - Early 18th Century

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

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