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Object ID # 1976.029.008
Object Name Gown, Baptismal
Title Jean Tucker's Christening Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1912-1913
Artist Unknown seamstress
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County?
Description White cotton (nainsook) Christening gown, from late 1912. The skirt area is 80cm long from underarm to hem. The gathered flounce at the hem is 16 cm deep. There are seven tucks above the insertion (6 are medium-sized, one is a large tuck). The flounce, insertion and tucks run all around the skirt. The skirt is attached to a yoke, which is also of nainsook fabric. The yoke's neckline is high at the throat, with a stand-up lace trim. The neckline is round, and cut in four pieces. The sleeves are long, with lace trim. They are 14 cm long, from underarm to wrist. The yoke has eyelet work and French knot embroidery. There is a two-button opening at the back of the dress. The opening is 30 cm long.
Provenance Maker unknown. Used by Jean Root (née Annie Jean Tucker) of Owen Sound (b. 1912). Her mother was Annie Mary Tucker (née Walter), and her father was George Thomas Henry Tucker. The Tucker family lived at 504 14th St. West.

An image of her wearing this dress is in the Grey County Archives collection (see 1976.029.006).
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Baby, Female
Material Cotton/Thread
Dimensions W-51.4 L-92.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Root, Jean