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Object ID # 1960.001.001
Object Name Dress
Title Girl's White Lawn Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Likely early 20th-century
Made Unknown
Description Child's white dress made of fine cotton fabric, known as "lawn". There is a round, lace-edged neckline. There is a yoke that has 23 vertical tucks, beside which are 3 panels of 5.7 cm-wide lace. Flanking the yoke on two sides is one 6 cm-long vertical tuck. The back opening has five pearlshell buttons. There are 28 tiny vertical tucks on each side of the back opening. Each one is 9 cm long. The back of the bodice gathers into the waistband. There are short sleeves with lace trimming. The garment is machine-sewn. There is a 29 cm-deep ruffle at the bottom, which has 3 horizontal tucks all around, and one tuck which covers the seam joining the ruffle.
Provenance May have belonged to Jean Reid (née Givens) when she was a girl. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Givens, were married in 1898. The Givens family farmed in the Massie district of Holland Township, Grey County. Jean Reid later lived in Owen Sound, Grey County. She was married to William G. Reid who was descended from the Milson and Reid families of Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Child, Female
Material Cotton/Lace/Thread/Mother-of-Pearl
Dimensions W-27 L-79.9 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County