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Object ID # 1959.062.008
Object Name Comb, Hair
Title Woman's Tortoiseshell-Coloured Comb
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 20th-century
Made Unknown manufacturer
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woman's brown tortoiseshell or tortoiseshell-coloured comb with a concave curve to the front and 23 rhinestones running along the front top edge. It's two outer fine tips are broken off and missing. Used for adornment and keeping hair up and in place. It was likely worn by Kate Andrew or her mother, at Owen Sound, Ontario.
Provenance This item likely belonged to Kate Andrew of Owen Sound or her mother.

Kate Andrew was the only daughter of Captain James Andrew and his wife Sarah Andrew (nee McKechnie). She had five brothers: David, Arthur, Donald, Fred and John. There is a c. 1890 family group photograph (see 1965.046.006). A group photograph from the 1890s also includes Kate Andrew (1975.077.012).

There is an image of her in 1967, at the occasion of her 95th birthday, in Melba Croft's book, FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA, p. 185. At that time, Kate Andrew resided at the Hillview Retirement home, and was still doing her paintings.

In addition to living in Owen Sound, Ontario,she lived at different times in Wyoming, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Labrador. Kate Andrew died on December 17, 1971 at the age of 100.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Celluloid?/Rhinestone
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate