Happy Fashion Friday Everyone! Today’s gorgeous piece is a black velvet jacket hand beaded with gold and black seed beads in varying patterns. The inside is lined with white silk and the jacket has fantastic mutton sleeves and an open front that does not fasten shut. Though the donor is unfortunately unknown, this piece is known to have been worn in and around the year 1864. To see artifacts like this and many other artifacts too, visit us at the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol!
Today’s fashion Friday is another fur piece. Donated by our first curator at The Huron County Museum Mr. J.H Neill, this beautiful Inuit Parka is made from deer skin with leather tassels on the bottom. Though the history of this artifact is vague, it’s still a fantastic piece of history. To see artifacts like this and many other artifacts too, visit us at the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol
This is a green silk, pink feathered Hanky Holder intended to do just that. While not a lot is known about it, the two handkerchiefs that go with it would suggest it was either intended to be a gift or was given as a gift and very gently used. The donor of the Hanky Holder is unknown however we would like to thank Dorothy Wallace for the donation of the handkerchiefs that are supposed to go with the holder.
This Blouse was donated by Mary Divok. It's an Ecru Sheer Netting Blouse. It Has a Choker Collar, Bishop Sleeve With Stripes of Flower Embroidery. Arm Holes and Waist Have Elastic. Tag Inside Says "THE LADIVEAR BRAND" Size 38.
This gorgeous lace dress, donated by Mary Divok, was worn during the 1800’s. The Dress may appear very scandalous but it would have been worn over-top of a slip, or another article. This dress has full sleeves and a gathered waist with a matching tie.
This Dress From the Mid 1800's was Donated By Jack Treleaven. This Dress Is Made From A Beautiful Brown/Green Velvet With A Scroll and Flower Design in Gold. The Dress Appears to Have Been Altered At Some Point Though, As it Has Been Hemmed To Roughly Represent A Dress That May Have Been Worn in the Late 1920's to 1930's.
This Wedding Dress Donated By Mary Divok. As the story goes "On the day of the Royal Wedding, July 23, 1986 (Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson), Mary Divok of Mary's Sewing Centre in Clinton and Muriell Elliott, seamstress of Wingham woke at 5:00 am to watch the wedding. They started to sew the dress at 8:00 am and had it completed in time for a Fashion Show in Bayfield that same evening."
This piece is a black hand-beaded over-blouse donated by Mrs. A Roberts. This beautiful piece has mutton sleeves and a nehru-styled collar. This piece was work around the 1890's. To see more fantastic fashion pieces check out the Huron County Museum!