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Object ID # 1982.011.004
Object Name Apron, Cocktail
Title Tea Apron
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
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.
Provenance 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
Material Linen/Lace/Thread
Dimensions W-48 L-42 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Burke, Eliza
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.