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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
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1918
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 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
Material Silk/Dye
Dimensions W-9.8 L-24.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Carrie, Helen
Carrie, Gideon
Subjects Knitting
Clothing & dress
Search Terms Sydenham Township