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This shirt is called a "day" shirt rather than a "night" shirt. In the 18th century the same shirt would be worn during the day and for sleeping, but by the early 19th century, men had different shirts for night and day. All of their shirts were long and that extra length served as underwear. By the early 19th century, most fabric in America was being made in water-powered mills. This meant that the price of fabric became cheaper and people were able to have more clothing.


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Man's Shirt

date   c. 1820
location   Massachusetts
width   22.0"
height   44.25"
process/materials   linen
item type   Personal Items/Clothing - Outerwear
accession #   #1921.10.01

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