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Object ID # 1959.067.004
Object Name Clothing, Doll
Title Doll's Skirt
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date c. 1907
Made Likely Mrs. Laura Menzies
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description White cotton doll skirt with pink ribbon trim.

Provenance This doll hat had belonged to Laura Menzies, an Owen Sound, Ontario girl who died at the age of 4 from pneumonia (about 1907). She had a female doll. This doll skirt is made from the same fabric as that used in the burial dress of the little girl. Laura was the daughter of George and Laura Menzies, and a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McIntyre. Her brother, R. W. "Bert" Menzies lived in Owen Sound, Ontario. Bert was born in 1891.

George Menzies died in November of 1941, in his 80th year.

The doll was given to the Porter girls by the late Laura Menzies (their great aunt). The previous owner, Mrs. Arthur Porter, resided in Owen Sound.
Collection Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection
Material Cotton/Ribbon/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function Part of a two-piece doll dress that was worn on a c. 1907 bisque-headed doll.