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Object ID # 1957.001.003
Object Name Bonnet, Indoor
Title Mrs. McKechnie's House Bonnet
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1870
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1875
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Scotland?
Description Lace-trimmed white house bonnet with a checked weave and two ties. It is made in three sections: a band around the face, a band hanging down the neck, and a gathered section for the back of one's head. Not sure yet if it is cotton or linen (it is a white fabric, perhaps crossbar muslin?). There are two ties extending from the bottom of the neck section. They are 39 cm long, and 3.5 cm wide. There is a flounce of white lace sewn around the bottom edge of the bonnet, and a thinner flounce around the ends of the ties. The flounce lace has a sort of netting / gimpy bobbin lace appearance, but might be machine-made lace?? It is hand-sewn. The bonnet has a "K ANDREW" notation in black indelible ink on it, which detracts a little at the back.
Makers mark None
Provenance Kate Andrew reported that this house bonnet belonged to her grandmother, Catherine McKechnie of Burgoyne, Bruce County, c. 1870, who had formerly resided in Bentinck Township, Grey County.

Last owned by Kate Andrew (1872-1971) of Owen Sound, Grey County, the only daughter of Captain James Andrew and Sarah McKechnie Andrew.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton?/Linen?/Lace/Thread
Dimensions W-21.2 L-23 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate
Function It was worn in the daytime, so it was a house bonnet.