|Object ID #||1984.001.003|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|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.|
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|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|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.|