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Object ID # 1956.020.009
Object Name Apron
Title Lace-Trimmed Black Apron
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1850's
Made Unknown
Description Woman's black, rounded, lined apron, with black lace trim - 1850's style. Lace trim is about 3 cm wide, and floral. Waist band fastens on left hip with a button. Some damage - burns?
Provenance Unknown maker.

Previously owned by Jessie MacKay. Ms. MacKay's mother was a McElheron before her marriage. MacKay's parents farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County.

The item likely dates from the 1850s? Neil and Hugh McElheron originated from Ireland and are related to the McClartys. The McElherons spent some time in the United States before they moved to Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Fabric/Lace/Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-56 L-50 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Clothing