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Object ID # 1959.072.002
Object Name Hat, Straw
Title Girl's Hat (Circa 1889)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1889
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This female child's fancy straw hat was worn circa 1889. The straw was left natural. The brim is plaited in softer fashion, while some heavier, darker patterning is done in the straw for the bottom half of the crown. The bottom of the crown is encircled by a band of tucked, cream-coloured lace. There is a pale blue satin ribbon with a satin bow (one at the front, one at the back), with four alternating loops of satin ribbon on top of the crown. Sparkly faux flowers and white "blossoms" are found on the lace-tucked bands. The crown is lined with white cotton. It appears to be a hand-made hat.
Provenance Last owned by Mrs. F. P. (Lila?) Tinker, who didn't provide any information about her family's history, just said that the hat was personally worn by her when she was a girl, c. 1889.

In February of 1937, Mrs. F. P. Tinker was listed in the 1937 Owen Sound telephone directory at 922, 3rd Avenue West. In the 1946 telephone book, she was not listed. In the December 1956 telephone book, she was at 937, 5th Avenue East.

There is a Mrs. Frank Tinker (b. 1883-d. 1976) who was buried at the Leith cemetery. Her first name was Lila.

The OWEN SOUND ADVERTISER of Thursday June 4, 1874 reported the marriage of Miss Minnie A. Warren of Kilsyth, Derby Township to Dr. E. W. Tinker of Nelsonville, Ohio.

In 1887, a stonecutter named Patrick Savage, and his wife Maggie Jane Jeffrey, had a daughter Maggie born to them on July 15, 1887.


Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Child, Female
Material Straw/Cotton/Lace/Satin/Ribbon
Dimensions H-12.5 W-19.4 L-23.2 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County