Catalogue Number: HBC L48-A

Category: Personal Artifacts

Classification: Clothing

Sub-Classification: Main Garments

Object Term:  Dress


Product Description


This charming child’s dress was made for Susanna Young by her mother at Lower Fort Garry in 1884. The fabric is a bengaline weave, possibly a cotton and wool blend. Bengaline was fashionable for women and children’s clothing in the 1880s and 1890s. Mrs. Young carefully decorated the dress with a pleated ruffle and a lattice pattern of silk satin ribbon. A sense of thrift comes through in the lining with the use of linen fabric remnants in three different patterns.

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