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Object ID # 1959.002.053
Object Name Painting
Other Name Still life
Title Folk Art Painted School Slate (c. 1892)
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1892
Artist Milson, Clara
Made Reid (née Milson), Clara
Place of Origin Goring, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
Description Painting of pansies and dogwood (?) on a school slate. The school slate piece is still in its wooden frame. The pansies are purple, yellow, blue and white. The dogwood is at the top. the background is purple, pink, orange at the bottom and blue at the top.
Provenance The follk art painting was rendered by Miss Clara Milson in 1892. She later married George Inglis Reid. Clara was one of the daughters of William and Elizabeth Milson of Euphrasia Township, Grey County. She grew up on a farm in the Goring district.

Last owned by Jean Reid (née Givens), who was married to Clara's son William G. Reid. Wm. G. Reid and Jean Reid resided at Owen Sound.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Slate/Wood/Paint
Found Goring, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
People Milson, William
Reid, Clara
Reid, W. G.
Reid, Jean
Subjects Folk art
Search Terms Goring
Function School slates were items that children used to use at school and at home. Using a slate pencil, they could make notations, practise arithmetic and lettering, or draw upon it. The slate would be rubbed clean with a dampened cloth. At some point, Miss Clara Milson embellished this slate with some hand-painted floral decor. We assume that it had formerly been her school slate when she was younger.