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Title: Dress, Baby
Identifier: 2005.7.8
Donor: Mr. Don Herridge
Item Date: 1944-1945
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Child's dress made in Madeira of very light cotton muslin in off-white colour. It has short, puffed, finely pleated sleeves edged with narrow .9cm bands of fabric. A 3.3 cm yoke is edged with tiny scallops sewn with tiny blanket stitches and fastened at the back with a 13 cm placket with two buttonhole loops and .9cm pearl buttons. On either side of the placket are two darts from the shoulder. The front of the dress is made from one piece of fabric so that 10 darts below the yoke add fullness to the skirt. The decorative draw thread work and appliqué pale pink bell flowers are very finely sewn. The appliquéd bell flower decoration is repeated in the front centre low skirt which is finished in a double scallop, all hand sewn in a in a blanket stitch. Narrow .3cm French seams are hand sewn at shoulder, armholes and side seams. Label on the placket reads "Madeira Hand Made Size 2". History: This item was donated by the Herridge family, long time residents of Mississauga and owners of Herridge Market on Southdown Road in Clarkson. Lloyd Coulson Herridge (1912-1988) and his wife Viola née Ehrhardt (1912-2004) had six children; Lois, Ross, Don, Bruce, Jim and Jane (Jane donated these items on behalf of her family). All members of the family worked at the market and it still continues to be a family run business with Don Herridge and his family now managing the market. Lloyd Herridge and all of his children attended Clarkson School on Clarkson Road South. This item was used by Jane Thompson née Herridge (1944- ) who now resides in Las Vegas and is the only sibling not living in the Region of Peel.
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