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Object ID # 1977.064.082
Object Name Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 20th-century
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1940
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woman's ankle-length, long-sleeved, royal-blue velvet dress. Dress has georgette sleeves with velvet cuffs. There are four small buttons on each shoulder - the buttons on the front shoulder are decorative. Four black thread "eyes" come out from under the front shoulder buttons and do up over the back buttons to fasten the shoulders. There is a lace underlay in the bodice and blue and black silk? tartan interior lining. The front and back of the bodice come to a V, each with two lines of velvet intersecting three panels of georgette. There is a large blue velvet flower on the front left shoulder. There are 33 velvet-covered buttons running vertically down the front centre of the dress. There are five velvet-covered buttons on each velvet cuff. There is a large bow on the back of the dress at the centre waistline.
Provenance Provenance unknown. Likely belonged to one of the Spragge sisters (Marjorie or Doris) of Owen Sound, Grey County, when she was young.

Found amongst their estate items. Their family lived on 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Grey County. Their father was an Owen Sound grocer.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Velvet/Georgette/Thread/Lace
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Spragge