|Object ID #||1959.002.022|
|Object Name||Purse, Change|
|Other Name||Whimsey, Beaded|
|Title||Beaded Coin Purse|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Ontario?|
|Description||First Nations-made beaded change purse (coin purse) with a red edge trim that is worn at the bottom of the purse. There is a floral beaded design in the centre and in between the floral / leafy design and red trim there is a white and beige beaded line that follows the trim line.|
Owned by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (née McKay), who lived in the Massie District, Holland Township, Grey County. Minnie married James Givens in July of 1898. Minnie and James farmed in Holland Township, but are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. Minnie was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Next owned by Jean Reid (née Givens), their daughter, who married William Reid. Jean was born in 1899 and died in 1991.
It looks like a 19th-century item, and belonged to Mrs. James R. Givens (b. 1871) but the donor recalled receiving it as a Christmas gift in 1906, with a letter from Santa Claus inside it then.
|Collection||First Nations, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-10.1 L-8.2 D-1 cm|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
Givens, Mary Ann
First Nations of Central Canada
Ojibwa (Anishnaabe, Anishnibeg)
|Function||A decorative holder for carrying a small amount of coinage or other small items.|