|Object ID #||1973.078.003|
|Title||Early 19th-century Dress|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1820|
|Year Range to||1840|
|Place of Origin||Switzerland? England?|
Early 1800s machine-embroidered sprigged cotton and hand-constructed woman's pinafore-style dress. The material is sheer, natural-coloured cotton with embroidered red flowers with green stems and leaves. It is high-waisted and floor-length with a wide flounce collar and shoulder flounces, a back opening (to waist) and long ties at the waist back. Only one cloth-covered button remains on the back opening (there are two button holes).
Reportedly made by Ann Logan ((neé Hadwen / Hadwin) married to John Logan) around 1820.
Passed down to Marion Jeannette Neelin (neé Logan), and then when Marion passed away in 1925, her daughter Rita Pratt (neé Neelin) inherited it. Rita's husband was Dr. Charles Pratt. He was born in Louise, near Elmwood, in Grey County.
This dress style pre-dates the settlement of Grey County, but shows what some women in Upper and Lower Canada wore in the 1820s-1840 period.
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
Pratt, Marguerite (Rita) Logan