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Object ID # 1984.001.002
Object Name Bodice
Title Silk & Satin Bodice
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date circa 1900
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 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.
Provenance Maker unknown. Likely belonged to Lillias Telford (neƩ 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
Material Silk/Net/Thread/Piping
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Telford, Lillias