|Object ID #||1962.088.001|
|Object Name||Gown, Baptismal|
|Title||Grace Lediard's Christening Gown|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Date||19th-century (c. 1864+)|
|Place of Origin||England, United Kingdom|
|Description||This is a long, cream-coloured (originally white) cotton Christening gown from 1864 that was worn by Grace Lediard (c. 1870). It has a gathered (shirred) yoke in the bodice, eyelet embroidery, piping. It has two-piece sleeves. The skirt has been made from eyelet cotton. it has chain loop open embroidery and floral work.|
Originally worn by Grace Lediard. The Lediard family resided at Owen Sound, Ontario. Grace Lediard worked as a Mayor's secretary at Owen Sound (see p. 61 of EMINENT WOMEN OF GREY COUNTY).
The accession ledger from 1962 reads "1 long white Christening Dress 1864", so the dress was likely made in 1864 and brought over from
England by the Lediard family.
Subsequently owned by her sister, Ella Lediard.
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby, Female|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Lediard, Rev. James