Colonel William Ledyard's Linen Shirt, about 1781. A puncture hole on Ledyard’s linen shirt matches that in the vest. The absence of discoloration on shirt and vest is attributed to a thorough bleaching of the clothing in the 19th century – Connecticut Historical Society - See more at: http://connecticuthistory.org/blood-on-the-hill-the-battle-of-groton-heights-september-6-1781/#sthash.xnJkM0B8.dpuf
A woman's fine linen smock of the period 1620-1640. Women's smocks were always made with triangular gores in either side and the high neck and long sleeves of this example, trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern, were clearly meant to be seen when the wearer was fully dressed. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other. and five different patterns of lace are included.
American Shirt probably 1790s. It looks like a wire thread covered button on a short stand up collar. I can make out no buttons or holes on the wristbands. "A R" with a one below it is marked a the bottom right skirt. Accession Number: 2006.133 at the MET
Early 19th century American Shirt. The museum suggests 18th century but if it is it is 1790s. Notice each cuff is set for sleeve buttons. The bosom ruffle is quite large. Accession Number: C.I.41.146.5 at the MET
This shirt is an example of the type of non-regulation garment that was worn with uniform. The shirt features a high collar, which fastens with two Dorset buttons. A stock would have been worn around the neck so that only the edges of the collar were visible. The construction of the shirt is quite full, particularly the sleeves which are pleated. This would enable the wearer to fit into the relatively tight armed coats of the period. (1807)
MAN'S FINE LINEN SHIRT, 1790-1810 Lot: 181 November 13, 2013 - NYC New York City White linen, CF ruffled opening, high stand collar, L 35", (few small holes in back) very good. Price Realized: $ 1800.00 Category: Gents Era: 1800-1850 29.13410.100.181