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Object ID # 2009.2009.2009
Object Name Gown, Baptismal
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Sheer, white cotton Christening gown with embroidery and eyelet lace. It has a long skirt. The lower skirt has repeated, white-embroidered ribbon bow motifs. There are repeated vertical arrangements of twenty-seven round eyelet holes above, and thirty eyelet holes below each bow motif. The hem area is pointed and scalloped with more embroidery. It also has white, embroidered solid dots and V-shaped eyelet work in the points. The skirt is tightly-gathered into the waist. The yoke area has similar eyelet and ribbon bow decoration. There are lace-edged cuffs. The collar band has lace trim. There is a long back seam for the skirt. The eyelets and embroidery continue around the back of the skirt. There is a snap closure at the back.
Provenance Maker unknown. Dates to the 19th-century. This item belonged to the Clarke family. It was part of the estate of George and Nora Clarke (née Parker) of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Thread
Dimensions W-49.5 L-89.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Ontario