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Girl's silk brocade bodice, circa For everyday wear, it was more economical to dress girls in bodices and skirts once they graduated from long robes. This bodice was worn by a girl of about 7 years of age.

Joseph Badger of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was a house painter who later turned to portrait painting. Badger painted “Elizabeth Greenleaf” in oil sometime around 1750. The painting was a gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Joseph Badger of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was a house painter who later turned to portrait painting. Badger painted “Elizabeth Greenleaf” in oil sometime around The painting was a gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Pair of Child's Shoes, late 18th Century, European, leather.  This scarce pair of 18th century child’s shoes incorporates the pointed toe and tongue found in fashionable women's styles, combined with the flat heel suitable for a child.

Pair of child's shoes, late century, European, leather. This scarce pair of century child’s shoes incorporates the pointed toe and tongue found in fashionable women's styles, combined with the flat heel suitable for a child.

Girl's dress bodice of white Spitalfields silk damask brocade, with a pattern of zig zag floral stems and detached sprays of roses on a diapered background of lozenges with rosettes at their corners. The bodice has leading strings of matching fabric attached at the shoulder back, elbow length sleeves and a back fastening. 1750-1759

Dress bodice, (made). Girl's dress bodice of white Spitalfields silk brocade woven in a floral pattern on a diaper background; with leading strings;