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Object ID # 1957.022.004
Object Name Gown, Baptismal
Title Christening Gown
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description White, cotton baby's christening dress. It has a low, scooped neckline. The bodice has insertion of eyelet. It has cotton eyelet lace trim and very short sleeves with two ruffles of eyelet lace. It has a tie-neck closure. The skirt is very long, with three large horizontal tucks.
Provenance Originally owned by the Rixon family who lived for a while in Sydenham Township, Grey County, before moving to Owen Sound, Grey County in the 1880s.

Mr. Henry Rixon was of English origin and in the 1901 census it says that he emigrated in 1860. His wife was formerly Miss Helen Ainslie, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ainslie of Sydenham Township. The Ainslies had resided in Galt before they moved to Sydenham Township. Adam and Isabella Ainslie were married in 1846. Helen Ainslie was born in 1847.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Thread/Lace
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rixon, Henry
Ainslie, Adam