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Object ID # 1977.064.075
Object Name Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Artist Unknown seamstress
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a long-skirted, white cotton baby's dress. It has feather-stitch embroidery at neck, waist, yoke, and on the cuff of the sleeves. There are gathers above and below the waistline, held in place by an embroidered placket. The yoke area is full of tiny pleats and edged with an eyelet lace ruffle. The buttons in the rear have a tortoiseshell appearance. The fabric, particularly in the yoke area, has become discolored and more ecru-looking, the lace edging of the left sleeve is missing, and there is a large rectangular patch on the left section of the skirt.
Provenance Provenance unknown. Likely belonged to one of the Spragge sisters (Marjorie or Doris) of Owen Sound, Grey County, when she was young.

Found amongst their estate items. Their family lived on 3rd Ave. East, Owen Sound, Grey County. Their father was an Owen Sound grocer.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Lace/Embroidery Thread
Dimensions W-49.3 L-91 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Spragge