RESOURCE:

Christening Cap

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 9/17/2009

This intricate handmade lace baby cap dates from the turn of the 20th century and was probably worn for a baby's christening. The baptism of newborns is both a religious and a social ceremony, strengthening ties among members of a community. Compadrazgo, the special relationship between parents and godparents, is a valued tradition in Puerto Rico and Latin America.

From the Teodoro Vidal Collection