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Object ID # 1971.123.005
Object Name Hat, Straw
Other Name Souvenir, Grey County
Title Souvenir 1962 Grey Co. Plowing Match Hat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1962
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Grey County, Ontario
Description Man's white straw hat from 1962 Grey Co. Plowing Match. Man made straw hat. Farmer-style. International Plowing Match Ribbon 1962 on crown. Leather guard inside. White-coloured coated or painted straw.
Provenance The hat is a souvenir from the 1962 International Plowing Match, which was held in Derby Township, Grey County, Ontario.
It belonged to Raeburn Weaver, who was one of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Weaver. He likely wore this hat when it was new in 1962. The Weaver family farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Synthetic Fibre/Leather/Dye/Ink
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Weaver, Raeburn