|Object ID #||1976.029.008|
|Object Name||Gown, Baptismal|
|Title||Jean Tucker's Christening Dress|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Owen Sound, Grey County?|
|Description||White cotton (nainsook) Christening gown, late 19th-c. 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.|
Maker unknown. Used by Jean Root (neé Tucker) of Owen Sound or Brooke when she was a baby.
An image of her wearing this dress is in the Grey Roots collection (see 1976.029.006).
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby, Female|
|Dimensions||W-51.4 L-92.3 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|