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Object ID # 1959.002.030
Object Name Kitchen, Play
Other Name Dustpan, Toy
Title Lithographed Metal Toy Dust Pan
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date 1890s?
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1905
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown manufacturer
Description Toy-sized lithographed tin dust pan with scene of children. The handle has an orange and gold and black printed design (some floral motifs). There are two crimped tin corners, and the straighter edges are rolled. The pan area has a circular illustration of three children (2 boys, 1 girl) in a park. One boy is feeding a zoo animal that has two curved horns. The circle area has floral and butterfly motifs near it.
Provenance The appearance of the toy suggests the late 19th-century. Formerly owned by Miss Jean Givens, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Givens, who farmed in the Massie district of Holland Township, Grey County. Her parents were married in July of 1898. She was born in 1899, and died in 1991. Her married name was Mrs. William G. Reid, and she resided in Owen Sound, Grey County.

James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. His wife, Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay Givens was born in 1871 and died in 1950. They are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.
Collection Toys & Games, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal/Ink
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Reid, Jean
Givens, James
Givens, Mary Ann
Subjects Toys
Children playing with toys
Children playing adults
Search Terms Massie
Function A plaything of Jean Givens, a farm girl in Holland Township, Grey County.