Dimity pocket belonging to Abigail Adams
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- MHS 225th Anniversary
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- Fashioning the New England Family
This dimity pocket was worn by Abigail Adams (1744-1818) in the late 18th or early 19th century. An accompanying note by Abigail's granddaughter, Elizabeth Coombs Adams, reads: "All old ladies wore these under pockets & carried their keys in them." The pocket is 14 inches long and would have been tied above her petticoat and under her skirt.