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Object ID # 1984.001.003
Object Name Surplice
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Beige, linen-like woman's surplice or costume blouse with attached cape and blue silk trim. Could it be a church choir costume.
Provenance Unknown maker and provenance. Likely was worn by one of the Telford family of Owen Sound, Grey County women (Lillias Telford?).

Last belonged to her son, Murray Telford of Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Linen?/Ribbon/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Telford, Lillias
Function Surplice: An ecclesiastical upper-body garment that consists of a piece of fabric which gathers at the neckline, from which it falls freely down to the mid-thigh. It also has wide sleeves. Worn over the upper body during the liturgy by the clergy (over a cassock), other officers of the church, and the choir.