|Object ID #||1982.011.004|
|Object Name||Apron, Cocktail|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Description||Woman's linen "tea apron", short (knee length), that is all-white. It has detailed lace trim around the entire outer edge, with two vertical panels of lace running from the waistband to the hem. It is hand-worked.|
Maker unknown. Belonged to Eliza Jane Burke (neé Dunbar) of Tara, Bruce County and then Owen Sound, Grey County.
Last owned by her daughter, Hazel Christie (neé Burke) of Owen Sound.
|Collection||Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Dimensions||W-48 L-42 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||The decorative nature of this apron meant that it was kept and worn for social occasions. The hostess (or someone assisting the hostess) would wear a fancy apron when serving refreshments to guests.|