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Object ID # 1982.011.007
Object Name Apron, Cooking
Title 1920s Apron
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1920s
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1930
Made Burke (née Dunbar), Eliza Jane
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description A woman's bibbed & embroidered, mid-length, white cotton 1920s apron. There are two pockets with simple black, yellow, and blue embroidery on them (simple daisy-like motifs). Black running stitch was employed to outline the straps and the edges of the apron. The bib area has a floral (daisy) embroidery pattern. The back straps come from waist, cross in the back, and attach on the front at the top of the bib. A button is missing on the left.
Provenance Hand-made by Eliza Jane Burke (neé Dunbar) of Tara, Bruce County and then Owen Sound, Grey County.

Last owned by her daughter, Hazel Christie (neé Burke) of Owen Sound.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Thread
Dimensions W-79 L-86 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Burke, Eliza
Subjects Embroidery