|Object ID #||1959.061.002|
|Title||Mrs. McLean's Dolman|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Woman's black dolman, with chenille and jet bead construction and trim which closes at the front of the neck via a black metal hook and eye fastener. The dolman is thigh-length at the back and has long scarf ends hanging in the front to knee level or beyond. The neck has a solid cottn band, and there is also a fringe at the neck.
|Provenance||The previous owner, Mary McLean, gave a number of items that had belonged to her parents and siblings. This dolman had belonged to her mother, Elizabeth McLean (nee Blyth or Blythe) b. 1838-d. 1921). Elizabeth came to what would eventually be known as Owen Sound, Ontario, when she was a child, in the 1840s. Her father, Mr. Blyth, was a tailor and brought his family to the new settlement of Sydenham from Cincinnati. Elizabeth married a Scotsman, Mr. John McLean, in the early 1860s, at Owen Sound, Canada West. They resided for many years at 37 High St. (later called 1663 5th Ave. East, Owen Sound, Ontario).|
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|