|Object ID #||1984.001.002|
|Title||Silk & Satin Bodice|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Woman's grey, cream and black, waist-length, silk, long-sleeved, high-collared, back-closing, bodice with grey satin bretelles. The bodice has a yoke plastron and long sleeves of cream-coloured satin under black net which are finished at the cuff with cream colour piping. The grey silk sleeves come to the elbow and are finished in grey and cream decoration, as is the collar edging. Collar has a hard (plastic) inserts in it to keep it standing up straight.
Interior lining is cream-coloured silk. Back closures - there are 11 hook closures on the right side and 9 eye closures on the left. The closures stop about 4 inches from the waist, giving credence to the theory that this was once the top half of a dress.
Maker unknown. Likely belonged to Lillias Telford (neé Gardner) of Sydenham Township, Grey County, and after, marriage, Owen Sound, Grey County.
Last belonged to her son, Murray Telford of Owen Sound.
|Collection||Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|