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Object ID # 1959.002.039
Object Name Mirror
Title Wall Mirror (c. 1900)
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date c. 1900
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Wall mirror used in a farm home's kitchen, late 19th-c. The wooden frame is plainly-styled and is rounded. There is tongue and groove joinery. Wood is brown in its finish. No maker's identification.
Makers mark None
Provenance Previously owned by Jean Reid (née Givens), b. 1899-d. 1991, who was married to William G. Reid.
Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James Givens of the Massie district of Holland Township, Grey County. Her parents married in 1898 and were farmers. She later resided in Owen Sound, Grey County.

This was an early type of mirror that her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Givens, used in the kitchen area of their farm home, circa 1900. Her parents were married in July of 1898.

James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. His wife, Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay Givens was born in 1871 and died in 1950. They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey County. Mrs. Reid had resided in Owen Sound for some time.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Glass/Stain/Varnish
Dimensions W-38.3 L-58.7 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Function A looking glass that helps one check one's hair appearance, or to look into while shaving, etc.