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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    cotton organdie with appliqué and embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Louisa Service

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Organdie dress with appliqué embroidery

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, made)


1920s (made)



Materials and Techniques

cotton organdie with appliqué and embroidery

Object history note

This small group of clothes (T.72 to 76-2013) belonged to the three great-aunts of the donor, Dr. Anna MacFee (1855-1947) one of the first female Canadian medical doctors; her twin sister Dr. (of Music) Catherine MacFee (1855-1942) ; and Donalda Macfee (1863-1957), the first woman graduate of McGill university. In the 1920s the three sisters inherited a great deal of money from two childless brothers and set off on a world tour. These clothes were mostly bought by them in Paris at this time.

Descriptive line

Pale yellow organdie dress with floral appliqué embroidery. Paris, 1920s.




Embroidery; Appliqué


Fashion; Women's clothes; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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