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Object ID # 1956.024.007
Object Name Hoop, Skirt
Title Woman's Dress Hoop
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woman's dress hoop, for wearing underneath a hoop skirt. The hoops are held together with red and green striped tape, and there are three lengths of red and pink floral fabric attached to three of the tape strips. The red and pink ties are in rough shape and tearing in places. The hoops appear to be covered in fabric, much of which is disintegrating.
Provenance Likely previously belonged to either Mrs. C. J. Lister or Mrs. George S. Miller of Owen Sound.
Mrs. Miller was nee Eliza Stephens (d. Feb. 1890). One of Eliza's sisters was Mary Stephens Doyle (a Temperance woman of note in Owen Sound). More research is needed to find Mrs. Lister's maiden name.

It last belonged to a descendant, Mary Miller of Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Wire/Cloth/Dye/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Lister, Charles J. (Rev.)
Miller, Mary
Miller, George S.
Miller, Eliza
Subjects Clothing & dress