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Title: Pillowcase
Identifier: 993.24.28
Donor: Mrs. Dorothy Lunau
Item Date: 1890 1900
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: One of a pair of ecru cotton pillow shams with a 7 cm hem all around. The centre is embroidered in red cotton with morning glories. The caption reads "Good Morning." See also 1993.24.29. Initials on one corner read "HM" in black ink.

The donor, Dorothy Ellen Lunau (nee Speck), is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Speck of Port Credit. On Saturday March 13th, 1943 she married Lieut. Lloyd Alfred Lunau, C.D.C of Oakville in Sheridan United Church.

Pillowcases are used as a cover for pillows. They can be simple to quite elaborate, used more for decoration. Pillowcases also protect from the fillings of the pillow (feathers, cotton etc) from getting everywhere. The embroidery on this pillowcase is quite elaborate. It was likely used as a decorative pillow. This pillow is part of a set; the other pillows reads "Good Night".
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