Beautiful Example of Hand Sewing c1840

Today we catalogued the Port Family christening gown, a beautiful garment hand-made in the 1840s.  It is white cotton,  with embroidered bodice, sleeves and hem.  It comes complete with full length petticoat which also has detail at the hem.

A treasured article of clothing that we are taking good care of to ensure it lasts well into the future.  It is currently on display at the museum.

To see other items from this collection click the Port Collection link under the ‘Collections’ tab on our website.  Work is on-going with this collection and more items are added every week.  We are approximately half-way through the entire collection and it should be completed some time in March.