Dress, Paisley Patterned; Unknown maker; 1881?; WW.1993.786

Name/Title

Dress, Paisley Patterned

About this object

This paisley dress was Elizabeth (Betsey) Duthie’s going away dress on her marriage to John Ogilvie McPherson at Tingwall, Shetland on December 8, 1881.

The couple immigrated to New Zealand in 1892, where they first stayed with Betsey’s brother William Duthie who was teaching in Portobello at the time. John purchased a farm at Quarry Hills and named it ‘Carronvale’ after his birthplace, (Section 10, Block 4, Waikawa).

The couple had no children of their own, however, William Duthie became the teacher at Quarry Hills bringing with him the couple’s nine nieces and two nephews. When Betsey died in 1925, the couple’s niece Ivy (nee Duthie) and her husband Nesbit (Nib) MacIntosh took over ‘Carronvale’ and cared for John until his death in 1932.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Dressmaker

Date Made

1881?

Period

1880s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, Scotland

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, processed material, cotton

Measurements

h 1325 mm x w 480 mm x d 55 mm
d = at waist while hanging on a coat hanger.

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

clothing

Object number

WW.1993.786

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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