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Object ID # 1973.078.003
Object Name Dress
Title Early 19th-century Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1825
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1840
Made Logan, Ann
Place of Origin Switzerland? England?
Description 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).
Provenance 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
Material Cotton/Thread/Dye
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Pratt, Marguerite (Rita) Logan
Logan, Ann