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Name Euphrasia Township

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Image of 1959.002.047 - Chair

1959.002.047 - Chair

Upholstered, hand-carved fancy, balloon-backed side chair. There seems to be an Eastlake influence, as there are rectilinear lines and incised markings. The curved cresting rail is carved. Centrally there is a triangular crest with a pattern on the front. The edges of the cresting rail are partially bevelled. Scallops are present above the rounded corner of the cresting rail, and on the tops of the posts. The one straight splat has a long incised line and dotted pattern on its front side. The seat is made of black horsehair (woven haircloth) upholstery, with light-brown trim around the edges. The back legs are sabre-style. The front legs are kneed sabre in their styling. The chair has a varn

Image of 1959.002.048 - Chair

1959.002.048 - Chair

Upholstered, hand-carved fancy, balloon-backed side chair. There seems to be an Eastlake influence, as there are rectilinear lines and incised markings. The curved cresting rail is carved. Centrally there is a triangular crest with a pattern on the front. The edges of the cresting rail are partially bevelled. Scallops are present above the rounded corner of the cresting rail, and on the tops of the posts. The one straight splat has a long incised line and dotted pattern on its front side. The seat is made of black horsehair (woven haircloth) upholstery, with light-brown trim around the edges. The back legs are sabre-style. The front legs are kneed sabre in their styling. The chair has a varn

Image of 1959.002.052 - Plate, Dinner

1959.002.052 - Plate, Dinner

A glazed white ironstone dinner plate, 19th-c (made after 1837). It has a scalloped, moulded design around the centre area. The rim is moulded with delicate corn / wheat motifs. It is one of a group of 5 plates and a platter (see RELATED items). The plate has a coat of arms mark from the W. & E. Corn pottery transfer-printed on its base. Do the others as well?

Image of 1959.002.064 - Quilt, Bed

1959.002.064 - Quilt, Bed

Red and white cotton signature quilt / name quilt with red or pink embroidery stitching on a white cotton ground and a relatively wide red binding. It contains 419 names. It is made up of small square blocks (8.5 cm x 9 cm). There are 20 squares across the top and bottom and 18 squares from top to bottom. There are 15 squares missing in the centre, due to the prescence of the title block. Each square has a name or pair of names in its middle. There is an embroidered illustration of crossed flags to the left (and above) the title, which is "Euphrasia Ladies' Aid, Eleventh Line Euphrasia, March, 1916". The red border is embroidered with overlapping half circles of running stitch, done in ivo

Image of 1959.019.002 - Wreath, Floral

1959.019.002 - Wreath, Floral

White woollen wreath in a shadow box. The flowers are made from white unspun wool or cotton which has been combed into sheets and lacquered on one side. These sheets have been folded and cut into petals and other shapes which make up the flowers. There are leaves worked into the wreath as well, some are green, some are brown (may be real leaves which have been lacquered). The centers of the flowers have multi-coloured spun wool in them as well as wire stamens.

Image of 1959.019.003 - Wreath, Floral

1959.019.003 - Wreath, Floral

One wool wreath, with coloured flowers, in a shadowbox frame.

Image of 1959.019.005 - Bannerstone

1959.019.005 - Bannerstone

This is a First Nations-made banner stone, from the Fred Birch Collection. The thorough hole would have been hand-drilled. Its slate stone has a greyish colouration. It is likely very old, perhaps from the Laurentian or Middle Archaic culture? See RELATED for other items collected by Mr. Birch. Bannerstones are now thought to have had some use in regards to providing atlatl weights for spears.

Image of 1959.019.006 - Gorget

1959.019.006 - Gorget

Remnant of a stone age slate gorget (First Nations artifact), from the Fred Birch Collection of Grey County. This item is only partial. A display drawing mount has been provided to suggest what it would look like in entirety. It is a smoothly-ground stone item. It might be called banded slate by collectors. The hole would have been drilled by hand. Originally, the item would have had two holes. The slate is now faded. - -

Image of 1959.019.007ab - Sherd

1959.019.007ab - Sherd

These are two First Nations-made clay smoking pipe sherds (shards), that are a light-brown in colour. The stem piece is about 5.5 cm long. It has a plain bit. Its shank has tiny, diagonal notches, and two grooves also decorate it. The bowl area is squarish at the top with slightly-impressed lines on each side. The corners each have a vertical notch decorating them. See RELATED for other archaeological items collected by Fred Birch. It is believed that such pipes were made by wrapping a bent twig with clay. During its firing, the wood would burn away, leaving a hollow pipestem inside the pipe. This pipe dates from the late period of Ontario Iroquoian artefacts (prior to European contac

Image of 1959.019.008 - Stone

1959.019.008 - Stone

This piece of flint (chert) is from the Frederick Birch Collection of archaeological finds. Chert was an important toolstone, that was flaked and made into various edged tools or points by the First Nations people. There is an ancient source of chert toolstone in Grey County (Redwing area, called Collingwood chert), but we do not know if this piece originates from there yet. The function of this piece is not yet determined. See RELATED for other items collected by Fred Birch.

Image of 2008.081.001ab - Dress, Wedding

2008.081.001ab - Dress, Wedding

Lace wedding gown. Size 36. A. Dress: It is a light ecru colour. Its tiered overskirt is made of machine-embroidered, netted lace. The bottom lace area has big scalloped points and floral motifs. The sheer underskirt is also ecru, and has a very finely-pleated and machine-stitched ruffled trim, 11 cm deep. The shoulder piping is also ecru. The bodice is unlined. There are seven machine-embroidered points at the bodice, which hang down. The collar has a fine, embroidered lace net. The back of the collar has a satin ribbon ruffle added to the net. The neeting has crenellated edging. The sleeves are made of unlined, embroidered net. The wrists have a slightly ruched, ecru, satin

Image of 2014.025.001 - Quilt, Bed

2014.025.001 - Quilt, Bed

Rectangular, hand-made crazy quilt. It has twelve blocks, each approximately twenty-two inches in size. Each block has a plain, dark, rectangular patch in the center, with embroidered dot stitches in red, white, yellow or blue, echoing the rectangle. All of the seams of the patches are embellished with silk feather stitching in a variety of colours. There is a red, burgundy or black piece in every block, and the predominant colours are black, green, red, purple and brown. The fabrics include plaids, solids, serges, twills, wool, flannelette and a houndstooth check. There is cotton batting inside. The back is made of grey flannelette with dark, cross-hatched, hand-quilted lines. The bi

Image of 2014.044.001 - Cradle

2014.044.001 - Cradle

Wooden cradle with solid sides. The curved head is taller than the curved foot. Rockers were attached to bottom. It is likely made of pine, and has a reddish finish.

Image of 2016.011.002 - Handkerchief

2016.011.002 - Handkerchief

A cream-coloured, scalloped-edged, white-embroidered handkerchief that was kept in Ellen Milson's wedding dress pocket. There is a symmetrical design of eight fine lines in a group, which intersect at the corners to make a linear margin. Inside the corners of the margin are four embroidered floral sprays, in triangular embroidered dot containers, one per corner. There are also some small white embroidered decoration at the perimeter. The scalloped edge is finished in white thread.

Image of 2016.021.003ab - Crate, Shipping

2016.021.003ab - Crate, Shipping

Wooden crate (a) and its matching lid (b), both pieces are stencilled in black lettering with "KIMBERLEY / DISTRICT / CO-OP". Its lid has two pivoting bent nails employed as a catch at the short ends. Someone repurposed the crate later and pencilled on "Good Dishes" twice. The interior has two same-sized compartments. Very likely was a butter crate, to hold bricks of butter, for shipping them in a truck?