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Object ID # 1959.002.072ab
Object Name Accessory, Doll
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Likely early 20th-century
Made Unknown toy maker
Place of Origin Germany? France?
Description A pair of black and brown-coloured doll's slippers with a brown circular ruffle (rosette) above the toe. The donor's surname "Reid" is written on the bottom of the shoe and shoe "a" has its sole completely detached.
Provenance Previously owned by Jean Reid (neƩ Givens) of Holland Township, Grey County who married William G. Reid. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Givens, were married in 1898. The Givens family farmed in the Massie district. Mrs. Reid later resided in Owen Sound, Grey County. Her parents were buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

The doll shoes have a 19th-century appearance, but may be early 20th-century. They were likely worn by a bisque-headed female doll in the past.
Collection Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection
Material Cardboard/Fabric/Glue
Dimensions W-3 L-7.5 D-3 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Function Factory-made doll shoes, that were likely worn by a bisque-headed female doll