Collection: Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection
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.

$100 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the artifact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $100