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Object ID # 1957.024.009
Object Name Mitten
Title Woman's Knitted Silk Mitten (19th-century)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Artist Unidentified
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Grey County, Ontario?
Description 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)
Provenance 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
Material Silk/Dye
Dimensions W-9.8 L-24.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Knitting