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Object ID # 1957.024.017
Object Name Nightgown
Title 19th-century Nightgown
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Description A white, embroidered cotton nightgown. This garment is loose-fitting with a deep, u-shaped yoke. The neckline is a shallow scoop with an embroidered trim. The sleeves are similarly edged, and are further decorated with a looping appliqued soutache (braidwork) and embroidered pattern. The front and back yokes are decorated in the same looping, meandering soutache design. There is some pleating at the back where the main body of the garment attaches to the yoke. There are a couple little holes in the skirt.
Provenance Previously belonged to Mrs. Frank W. Smith, who inherited a number of items that had formerly belonged to her grandmother, Mrs. Gideon Carrie. Mrs. Carrie had farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County in the 19th-century. Mrs. Carrie's husband, Gideon, was 42 years old in the 1871 census of Sydenham Township, Grey County. Mrs. Carrie's maiden name was _______.

Mrs. Frank W. Smith was the former Miss Agnes McQuaker, daughter of John McQuaker and a Miss Carrie).
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County