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Object ID # 1956.001.003
Object Name Petticoat
Title Petticoat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description Woman's eyelet-trimmed white petticoat. The petticoat is likely made of cotton fabric. There are four horizontal deep tucks, and an eyelet trim on a flat ruffle with a scalloped bottom edge. There is a centre back opening with one button for closure. There are tiny gathers falling from the waistband, all around the petticoat. The gathers are folded back on the inside. The ruffle is 19 cm deep. It has circular, embroidered eyelet designs. "Ayrshire Work" is white-embroidered eyelet work.
Makers mark None
Provenance The age and maker of the pettiocoat is unknown, but it was used in Owen Sound, Grey County. It may have belonged to Maria Armstrong (neƩ Maughan) or Mrs. George Snider of Owen Sound. It last belonged to Jean Armstrong (daughter of Maria and John Armstrong).
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Thread
Dimensions L-94.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Armstrong, Maria
Snider, George