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Object ID # 1957.024.020
Object Name Purse
Title Child's Crochetwork Purse
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1930
Made Mrs. Helen Carrie?
Place of Origin Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Description A ribbon-trimmed, child's crocheted purse. The purse is made of heavy cotton thread that has been crocheted. The top edge is scalloped. There are two burgundy-coloured ribbons strung horizontally through the crochetwork. There are two 18 cm-long handles, one at each end. No maker's identification is present, and it looks like it was a home-made item.
Provenance The purse belonged to a Mrs. Helen (Reid) Carrie or her daughter Jessie (Carrie) McQuaker? Mrs. Carrie was the wife of Gideon Carrie and lived in Sydenham Township in the 19th-century. She died there in 1918. Her daughter Jessie Carrie had married John McQuaker in 1889 and resided in Owen Sound, Grey County. The purse was passed down to Agnes (McQuaker) Smith.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Cotton/Ribbon/Dye
Dimensions W-17 L-11 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Carrie, Gideon
Subjects Crocheting