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Object ID # 1959.067.005
Object Name Clothing, Doll
Title Doll's Petticoat
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date c. 1907
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description White cotton doll slip with lace trim.


Provenance This doll petticoat had belonged to Laura Menzies, an Owen Sound, Ontario girl who died at the age of 4 from pneumonia (about 1907). She had a female doll.
Laura was the daughter of George and Laura Menzies, and a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McIntyre. Her brother, R. W. "Bert" Menzies lived in Owen Sound, Ontario. Bert was born in 1891.

George Menzies died in November of 1941, in his 80th year. Laura Menzies died in 1953.
The doll and her clothing was given to the Porter girls by the late Laura Menzies (their great aunt). The previous owner, Mrs. Arthur Porter, resided in Owen Sound.
Collection Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection
Material Cotton/Lace/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A doll petticoat, that was worn underneath a two-piece doll dress, on a c. 1907 bisque-headed doll (see RELATED items).