Shirt, Leicester, Addison County, Vermont, third quarter of the 19th century. Cotton, mother of pearl. 37.25″ h x 26.25″ w. Collection of Shelburne Museum. 1996-51.5
White shirt with a placket on the front and an opening and four white buttons on the back. Buttons are up the back so someone else could dress the wearer. 10.5″ long gussets on each side. One long sleeve with a cuff and one mother of pearl button. The left sleeve is 9.75″ long and hemmed together at the end. Shirts from this time period were long to double as undergarments. Band collar. Square cut.