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Object ID # 2017.045.067
Object Name Towel, Bath
Title Fancy Striped and Floral Towel with Crocheted Trim
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1940
Made McKay (née Beattie), Olive
Place of Origin Unknown/Grey County, Ontario
Description A large towel (from long outer edge) in purple, brown, blue, yellow, green stripes with deep, scalloped cotton crocheted lace edging on the short ends.
Provenance Likely made by Olive McKay (neé Beattie) after she married Donald Gordon (Doug) McKay in 1930.

They farmed on his parents' farm located about one mile north of Leith, at Lot 28, Concession A in Sydenham Township, Grey County until 1940, when they moved to Derby Township to another farm (Lot 9, Concession 8, along Highway 21).

The item was last kept by their daughter, Donna McKay-Mills of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Cotton/Thread/Dye
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People McKay, Olive
McKay-Mills, Donna
Subjects Towels
Search Terms Leith (Village and area of)
Function For drying the body after bathing.