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Object ID # 1977.064.071
Object Name Gown, Baptismal
Title Christening Gown or Baby's Long Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Baby's ecru cotton Christening gown with shirt sleeves and square neck. The interesting puffed sleeves are created with triangular insets on the top of the shoulder, around which the rest of the sleeve is gathered. Simple eyelet lace trims the neck and cuffs and the bottom of the skirt is zig-zagged and fringed. The wide waistband is ruched with three rows of stitching and the skirt is gathered. A pattern of large embroidered flowers, like sunflowers, is seen on the bodice, sleeves, and hem. There is also a row of very intricate lace midway down the skirt. The back of the gown is fastened with a tie around the neck. The gown has several large brownish stains and one small "cigarette burn" mark .
Provenance Provenance unknown. Likely belonged to one of the Spragge sisters (Marjorie or Doris) of Owen Sound, Grey County, when she was young.

Found amongst their estate items. Their family lived on 3rd Ave. East, Owen Sound, Grey County. Their father was an Owen Sound grocer.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Thread
Dimensions W-40.2 L-87.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Spragge, Marjorie
Spragge, George
Subjects Baptisms