Baby gown; Mary Ann Cannon; c.1900-1920; 1991_222

Name/Title

Baby gown

About this object

Plain lawn gown with broderie anglaise yoke (machine made). Machine made broderie anglaise trim around neck is gathered and stitched down. Some pin tucking on upper yoke. Sleeves have gathering tape/cord at 1" above end, which is trimmed with machine made lace. Front yoke has blue (nylon) ribbon threaded through it. All machine made. Seams are French. Opening is back placket with draw tape at neck and one mother of pearl button. 'Staniland' in black ink on inside hem. Made by donors grandmother Mary Ann Cannon, in England approximately 1904. She immigrated to NZ in 1920. Gown was worn by donor and her brother and also donors mother. Four dresses in total.

Maker

Mary Ann Cannon

Maker Role

Unknown

Date Made

c.1900-1920

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

lawn

Measurements

81.35 cm long, 63.5cm underarm

Subject and Association Description

baby gown

Credit Line

Betty Staniland

Object Type

baby gown

Object number

1991_222

Rights

All rights reserved

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baby
lawn
white

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