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Object ID # 1959.046.041
Object Name Bookmark
Title Machine-Woven Birthday Bookmark
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A machine made multi-coloured woven ribbon. It comes to a point at the bottom and has a single gold tassel attached to the point. The text reads in all upper case letters:
"With best wishes on your birthday
May your future years of life
Gently pass unmarred by strife
Solaced by sweet loves caress
Health and every happiness."
There is a basket overflowing with flowers and greenery in the centre of the text. See RELATED for other items found with this.
Provenance Previously owned by Amy Kennedy who resided at Inglis Falls, in Derby Township, Grey County, and also at Owen Sound, Grey County. She was descended from Mr. and Mrs. Peter Inglis through her mother, Helen (Mrs. Thomas) Kennedy, and also from the Wm. & Agnes (Stark) Kennedy family of Owen Sound.
The item has a 19th-century, Victorian appearance to it.
Her father died in 1878.
This bookmark is mounted together with some other samplers and bookmarks that likely were worked by Miss Isabella Inglis before she died (c. 1882-1883). She was Amy Kennedy's aunt.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Ribbon/Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-4.2 L-20.4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kennedy, Thomas
Kennedy, Amy