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Object ID # 1997.052.002
Object Name Jacket
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1920s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A woman's coat that matches a blouse. It likely would also have had a matching skirt, but this garment no longer exists. The coat has a lot of brown plush fabric, and is machine-stitched. There are thirteen decorative vertical ridges stitched below the nape area on the back. The wrap-style collar has no fasteners. It is lined with the same overlapping brown polka dotted patterned fabric that is used in the blouse. The coat is designed without any fasteners at the front. There is a vertical band of eight machine-stitched lines for decorative effect. The long sleeves have turned up cuffs, that are also embellished with horizontal bands of stitchery. The coat is not lined. There might have been a woven label or cloth hanging tape at the inner nape area, but there is only a remnant there now. Perhaps this coat was called a redingote in its day.
Provenance Maker unknown. Along with a matching blouse, it belonged to Susan Milne's mother, likely in the 1920s. Susan was married to Dr. W. "Bill" Milne, a medical doctor who practiced at Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Velvet/Fabric/Thread
Dimensions W-40.5 L-117 D-3 inches
Found Owen Sound, Grey County