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Object ID # 2009.087.004
Object Name Slip
Title Slip for a Baby Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date circa 1890
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description All-white, cotton slip for a baby dress (see RELATED, 2009.087.003). Like the dress, this slip has a white crochetwork trim and diamond filet work at the sewing edge, with fan-like, scalloped crocheting at the edge. The slip echoes the dress with the same deep hem area (approximately 8.5 cm long), and the same decoration of three groups of narrow, triple tucking. The slip has two side seams and is sleeveless, with plain stitching at the top. The four shoulder pieces do not have any buttons, holes or fasteners; therefore, the slip's shoulders may have been pinned closed. However, there are no pinholes observed. The front and back of the garment are the same.
Makers mark None
Provenance Maker unknown. Dates to circa 1890. Belonged to I. Lee. The Lee family owned the house which later became known as the Lee Manor retirement home, in Owen Sound, Grey County. Mrs. Lee gave this item and others to Ivey Parker (née Atkinson), a woman who worked for her. Her husband was Winston (Wink) Parker, and their daughter was Mernie Wallace (née Parker), of Owen Sound. She is pictured at her baptism in a photograph at the Grey County Archives, which dates to 1944. It shows her with her Uncle Lloyd Carson, her aunt Mildred Carson, and her parents. She was this item's last owner.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Crocheted Lace/Thread
Dimensions W-38 L-48.5 D-0.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County