|Object ID #||1957.024.009|
|Title||Woman's Knitted Silk Mitten (19th-century)|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1860|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Place of Origin||Grey County, Ontario|
One black-coloured, knitted silk mitten, that would be worn by a Victorian woman when she was travelling or visiting. The all-black colouration would be suitable for mourning wear as well. It is a hand-knitted article. The knitted design has fancy, decorated cuffs and top.
It has a tiny ribbed edge, scalloped design on cuff, a feather-like design on the mitten top, and a plain thumb and back. Its mate was not accessioned in 1957.
|Makers mark||None (hand-made article)|
This is a 19th-century item previously owned by Mrs. Frank W. Smith of Owen Sound, who had found it amidst her grandmother's items - Mrs. Gideon 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 Helen Reid.
After 1918, the item was passed down to her daughter, Mrs. John McQuaker of Owen Sound, Grey County, and then to her daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Smith.
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Dimensions||W-9.8 L-24.5 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Clothing & dress