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Object ID # 2012.054.052
Object Name Bow, Clothing
Title Woman's Fancy Bow
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Early 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woman's sheer, off-white, lace-trimmed and embroidered bow. It arrived with a straight pin in it. It has a bobbin lace trim.
Makers mark None
Provenance Manufacturer unknown. Dates to the early 20th-century.

Belonged to McKay Brothers Limited, a drygoods department store in Owen Sound, Grey County. The building was designed in 1905 by Forster and Clark of Owen Sound, for the Ryan Brothers drygoods business. It was located at 942, 2nd Avenue East. In 1924, it was acquired by the McKay Brothers, who had a previous location on main street.

Last owned by Tim Cotter of Owen Sound. He worked at the department store, starting as an errand boy and eventually becoming assistant manager. The store closed in June of 1989.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Lace/Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Thread
Dimensions W-17 L-10.5 D-0.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Owen Sound Business
Owen Sound Businesses