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Object ID # 1985.045.004
Object Name Skirt
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Credit line In Memory of Miss Mina F. McCuaig
Date c. 1880+
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Scotland, United Kingdom?
Description Woman's long (ankle-length), two-tiered grey-green skirt made of cotton? with a glossy finish. Skirt is lined with beige cotton? (often brown linen was used for linings). Top tier of skirt has a double band of decorative edging along its hem. Three large hook and eye closures at back opening.
Provenance Maker unknown. Belonged to Jean Campbell of Stranaer, Scotland. Stylistically, it looks like an 1870s walking dress set.

George McCuaig and his sister, Mina McCuaig, came to Canada with their parents in 1912. Their mother, Anne McCuaig, brought the dress with her from Scotland. It was her mother's. She was married to Duncan McCuaig. George McCuaig and his sister Mina McCuaig attended a school at Keady, Ontario but later resided in Owen Sound.

Mina McCuaig had kept the dress for many years, before she passed away in 1984.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton?/Metal/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McCuaig, George