|Object ID #||1957.024.009|
|Title||Woman's Knitted Silk Mitten (19th-century)|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|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 _______.
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|