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Object ID # 1959.002.027
Object Name Accessory, Doll
Title Child's Toy Washboard
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date c. 1906
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One small toy washboard. It has a white-painted finish on its wooden frame, and has a corrugated (fluted) metal rubbing surface.
Provenance Owned by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (née McKay), who lived in the Massie District, Holland Township, Grey County. Minnie married James Givens in July of 1898. Minnie and James farmed in Holland Township, but are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. Minnie was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Next owned by Jean Reid (née Givens), their daughter, who married William Reid.
Jean was born in 1899 and died in 1991. She said she remembers playing with it c. 1906.
Collection Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Paint
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Givens, Mary Ann
Reid, Jean
Subjects Toys
Washboards
Laundry