|Object ID #||1957.001.003|
|Object Name||Bonnet, Indoor|
|Title||Mrs. McKechnie's House Bonnet|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1865|
|Year Range to||1875|
|Place of Origin||Scotland?|
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.
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|
|Dimensions||W-21.2 L-23 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||It was worn in the daytime, so it was a house bonnet.|