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Object ID # 1959.002.024
Object Name Bag, Pajama
Other Name Case, Nightgown
Title Redwork Nightgown Case
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Arnott, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Description Redwork on white embroidered nightgown case. The item is a white, flattish pouch with a fold-over, shaped flap. The flap has no closure fasteners (is intended to just rest closed). The pouch is decorated with embroidered "Kate Greenaway" figures (little boy with a branch held behind his back, and a little girl wearing a mob cap with both of her arms up in the air) and fruit-like vines. The perimeter areas of the case are decorated with white fringing. No maker's identification.
Makers mark None
Provenance This appears to be a late 19th-century item Reportedly it belonged to Edith Duncan (née McKay), who resided at Owen Sound, but had been born in 1873 in Holland Township, in the Arnott area.

Next owned by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (neé McKay), who lived in the Massie District, Holland Township, Grey County. Circular folding hand fans were very prevalent in the late 19th-century. Minnie married James Givens in July of 1898. Minnie & James farmed in Holland Township, but are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. Minnie was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Next owned by Jean Reid (neé Givens), their daughter, who married William Reid. Jean was born in 1899 and died in 1991.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Cotton/Thread/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-42 L-27 cm
Found Arnott, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Function Used for keeping one's nightgown in.