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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+)
Made Unknown
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.
Provenance 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
Material Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Piping/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Lediard, Grace
Lediard, Rev. James