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Object ID # 1959.067.003
Object Name Clothing, Doll
Title Doll's Dress Bodice (c. 1907)
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date c.1907
Made Likely Mrs. Laura Menzies
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description White cotton doll blouse.


Provenance Belonged to Laura Menzies, an Owen Sound, Ontario girl who died at the age of 4 from pneumonia (about 1907). She had a female doll. This doll bodice is made from the same fabric as that used in the burial dress of the little girl. Laura was the daughter of George and Laura Menzies, and a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McIntyre. Her brother, R. W. "Bert" Menzies lived in Owen Sound, Ontario. Bert was born in 1891.

George Menzies died in November of 1941, in his 80th year.

The doll and her clothing, was given to the Porter girls by the late Laura Menzies (their great aunt). The previous owner, Mrs. Arthur Porter, resided in Owen Sound.
Collection Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection
Material Cotton/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function The bodice of a two-piece doll dress that was worn on a bisque-headed female doll (see RELATED items).