|Object ID #||1957.024.027|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Made||Mrs. Gideon Carrie|
|Place of Origin||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Description||This is a star-shaped, white doily that belonged to a 19th-century farmer's wife in Sydenham Township, Grey County. It is white linen, with fine hemstitching and a crochetwork border. There are eight points to its shape. The points are placed in pairs, so that the doily has a cross-like shape overall. The outer edge's crocheted edging is done in fine crochet cotton. It has a pattern of tiny bows with picots. A single thread runs through the centre of the bows.|
This doily belonged to Mrs. Gideon Carrie. The Carries lived on the Sydenham and Holland Township townline area of Grey County in the 19th-century. The donor, Mrs. Frank W. Smith, was formerly Miss Agnes McQuaker, a daughter of John McQuaker and a former Miss Carrie.
Mrs. Carrie's husband, Gideon, was 42 years old in the 1871 census of Sydenham Township, Grey County. Mrs. Carrie's maiden name was _______.
|Collection||Textiles, Household Linens Collection|
|Dimensions||W-43 L-43 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|