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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cotton organdie with appliqué and embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Louisa Service

  • Museum number:

    T.73-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Organdie dress with appliqué embroidery

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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.

Materials

Organdie

Techniques

Embroidery; Appliqué

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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