Halton Images
Cape Worn by Alisemon (Hardy) Wilson and Child's Dress


Description
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The beautiful handsewn cape worn by Alisemon Hardy around 1900 is shown in front, back and closeup photographs. The lace covering the entire cape and forming the collar is machine-made and purchased, as are the strips of beading overlaid on the lace, and the beaded triangles around the bottom of the cape. A strong hook and eye holds it together at the neck.

Front and back views of a girl's eyelet lace dress follow. The eyelet lace was purchased in the form of a wide border then cut to form the sleeves and bottom of the skirt as well as the bodice top. The dress pattern was specifically designed to use this type of lace. 3 horizontal pleats in the skirt add decoration while providing the ability to lengthen the dress as the child grew. The dress fastens up the back with hooks and eyes.
Date of Original:
1900
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Alisemon (Hardy) Wilson
Local identifier:
TTLMR000183
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.50011 Longitude: -79.78293
Recommended Citation:
Cape Worn by Alisemon (Hardy) Wilson and Child's Dress
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Cape Worn by Alisemon (Hardy) Wilson and Child's Dress


The beautiful handsewn cape worn by Alisemon Hardy around 1900 is shown in front, back and closeup photographs. The lace covering the entire cape and forming the collar is machine-made and purchased, as are the strips of beading overlaid on the lace, and the beaded triangles around the bottom of the cape. A strong hook and eye holds it together at the neck.

Front and back views of a girl's eyelet lace dress follow. The eyelet lace was purchased in the form of a wide border then cut to form the sleeves and bottom of the skirt as well as the bodice top. The dress pattern was specifically designed to use this type of lace. 3 horizontal pleats in the skirt add decoration while providing the ability to lengthen the dress as the child grew. The dress fastens up the back with hooks and eyes.