|Object ID #||2005.017.005|
|Object Name||Coat, Cutaway|
|Title||Rev. Oldham's Dress Coat|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1927|
|Year Range to||1965|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
This Anglican clergyman's black dress coat belonged to Rev. Oldham. It is woolen, with bengaline lapels and six bengaline-covered flat round buttons at its front closure. The coat is short in the front, with long tails at the back. Two smaller buttons decorate the side of each cuff.
Maker unknown. Owned and worn by Rev. Maurice Oldham. Throughout his long service to the church, Reverend and Mrs. Oldham ministered to parishes in Dundalk, Tara, Thornbury-Clarksburg, Brussels, Camden East, Clayton, Innisville and Franktown.
Last belonged to Brian and Norma Rice of Sauble Beach, Bruce County. How they came to have it is unknown.
|Collection||Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's|
|Found||Sauble Beach, Bruce County|
Oldham, Rev. Maurice
|Function||Cutaway coat - A fitted outdoor and indoor jacket, similar to a frock coat but with the front skirt sloping at varying angles away from the waistline (or below the bottom buttonhole) and extending to the bend of the knee in back. Worn for business, semi-formal, and recreational occassions.|