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Unknown Maker
Baby dress Baby dress
late 19th century late 19th century

White dresses were popular garb for both boy and girl infants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Canada. This particular dress is believed to have been a christening gown worn by several members of the Ruttan/McLean family of Pittsburg Township. The donors great-aunt, Anna Marks Ruttan, was a known shirt-maker, and may have made the dress. The donor’s maternal grandfather, Daniel McLean, owned three farms to the west of Joyceville Road, the houses for which still exist today.

 
Unknown Maker
Baby dress Baby dress
late 19th century late 19th century
cotton cotton
95 cm (Length)
Gift of William Patterson, 2012 Gift of William Patterson, 2012
C12-002

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