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Object ID # 1959.067.002
Object Name Clothing, Doll
Title Doll's Hat
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date c. 1907
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description White muslin doll hat. See RELATED items.

Provenance Belonged to Laura Menzies, an Owen Sound, Ontario girl who died at the age of 4 from pneumonia (about 1907). The doll hat belonged to her female doll. 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 Muslin/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A plaything that simulate's a girl's hat or cap. It was used in conjunction with a bisque-headed female doll.