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Child's Dress
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Title: Child's Dress
Identifier: 2008.2.7
Donor: Mrs. Anne Bridgeford (nee Wilcock Osborne)
Item Date: 1922-1925
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A child's ivory coloured muslin, sleeveless dress. The dress is high waisted with a skirt that has lace inserts between rows of tucks which vary in depth ending with lace edging at hem. Dress has machine stitching throughout.

The dress may have belonged to the donor's family or that of her husband, Bill Bridgeford. William (Bill) Bridgeford born in Toronto, September 14, 1922. Williams parent's were Benjamin William Bridgeford (d. Nov 1980) and Isabelle Bridgeford who lived at 1321 Lansdowne Ave in Toronto. William married Anne Wilcock Osborne on June 28, 1948 in her hometown of Kapuskasing, Ontario. Together they raised two boys and two girls. Bill passed away May 10, 2002 at Credit Valley Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. The memorial service was held at St. Brides Church, Clarkson.
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