Historical information

The heavy quality of the cloth in this lady's night gown suggests it may have been made for use as a shroud. It has been, and still is, a common practice to bury a woman in a night gown.


This item has no known local provenance but is retained because of its interpretive character and use in displays.

Physical description

This is a night gown made of white, heavy cloth with hand crocheted cuffs, collar and front panel. It has long sleeves and is gathered on the shoulders and the bodice. There is one mother of pearl button on the front of the bodice.