|Object ID #||1959.002.053|
|Other Name||Still life|
|Title||Folk Art Painted School Slate (c. 1892)|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Made||Miss Clara Milson|
|Place of Origin||Goring, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
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.
The follk art painting was rendered by Miss Clara Milson in 1892. She later married George I. 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 (neé Givens).
|Collection||Folk Art Collection|
|Found||Goring, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
|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.|