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Object ID # 2007.035.004
Object Name Shirt
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Hand-made shirt. There is narrow lace trim on the collar and cuffs, which suggests a female wearer. The lace is shaped somewhat like a row of chain links. The shirt is gathered into the neck band. The collar area has a one-button closure. The button is shiny and opaque white, possibly milk glass. It has four holes. Another button is attached mid-way down the shirt. Plain hem-line at the bottom of the shirt. There are two gathered, triangular neck area gussets. The sleeves are long and are gathered into the shirt. The sleeves have large underarm gussets. There is no back seam to the shirt. All-white cotton fabric. The sleeves are gathered into the cuffs. Each cuff has a single button closure. No maker's name or laundry markings observed.
Provenance Unknown. Dates to the 19th-century. It belonged to a member of the Sykes family. Norman Rudolph, who was an Owen Sound, Grey County druggist in the 20th-century, was descended from the Sykes on his mother's side. The family may have owned a hotel business in Tara or Hanover, Grey County. This item last belonged to Catherine Harrison, a long-time resident of Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Cotton/Lace/Thread/Glass
Dimensions L-77 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Sykes
Harrison, Catherine
Rudolph, Norman