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Object Name: shirt

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1854

Accession Number: 1961.12
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton

White cotton, collar, cuffs and front panel linen; straight narrow collar, 4.4 cm, rounded corners, fastening at front, buttonhole each side and pearl button on left; opening at centre front with three pairs of buttonholes, vertical on left horizontal on right, vertical panel of drawn thread work each side, pattern of squares between zig-zag borders of french knots; front in one section gathered to base of embroidered panels; back in one section gathered to yoke of double thickness in two sections; armholes strengthened with extra thickness; sleeves in one section gathered at shoulder to end of yoke and into wristband fastening with one pearl button; narrow cuff with rounded corners; side seam open with gusset and strengthening, back about 1in. shorter than front, tails rounded; (collar appears to have been cut down and a buttonhole and tape loop added at back of neck, also the front buttonhole on right); written in ink at base of seam on right "I Wright" 1854.


Type: Length
Height: 92.5 cm