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Title:Woman's Suit, 1960
Name of Object:Suit, Woman's
Classification:Costume 1950s Costume 1960s Suit, Woman
Category:3: Personal Artifacts
Sub-category:Clothing -- Outerwear
Material:Textile, Silk
Technique:Sewn, Machine
Accession Number:1996.10.1.2
Museum Collection:Textiles
Manufacturer:Jack Liebman
Culture:Canadian
Earliest Production Date:1955
Latest Production Date:1965
Absolute Date:1960
Description:.1 Black silk jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and white silk lining. The jacket has no closure but has 2 pockets, one on either side. seams in middle of front and back panels. .2 Black silk dress with sweetheart neckline and short sleeves. The front of the dress has a "V" shape design from the neck to the waist and is accentuated by a black bow at the tip of the "V" at the waist. The skirt has two box pleats and the skirt length is just below knee-length. The back of the dress is closed with a zipper and metal clasp. At the base of the back of skirt there is a pleated skirt. There is also a thin row of piping around the waist. No of Parts: 2 Description of Parts: jacket & dress
Narrative:Myrtle's husband, Harry Gregory was a jeweler for Savage Jewelers in the 1920's but by 1930 Myrtle and Harry opened their own shop on Douglas Street. By 1940 they moved their shop to 38 Quebec Street and they kept the shop open until 1958. On loan to City of Waterloo Feb 4, 2004 - April 30, 2004 for cocktail exhibit
History of Use:The suit belonged to Myrtle Gregory 1895-1981. She and her husband owned Gregory Jewelry Store on Quebec Street. Myrtle was a member of Norfolk Church and taught voice lessons. She was also associated with many music clubs in Guelph. Sensitive about her age. Do not use birthdate in exhibits.
Length:52.197
Width:98.501
Unit-Linear:cm
Institution:Guelph Museums
Institution City:Guelph
Institution Province:Ontario
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