Gimse, Marjory

Gimse, Marjory (Mrs. Gunnar) (nee Downton)

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Shoe Trees

Shoe Trees

Description:

These are spring shoe trees. One semi pear shaped block attached to another egg shaped block by means of a long tin bar of metal. The shoe trees are in good condition.

Date of Object:

c.a. 1930

Accession #:

987.13.02ab

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spats

spats

Description:

This pair of spats are of grey wool material with knitted tops. They have a leather foot strap with a strap at one end and a buckle at the other end. The strap is missing from one of the spats (b). There are a few holes here and there but these spats are still strong. They belonged to Mrs. Geoffrey Downton, but were donated to the museum by Marjory Gimse, her grand-daughter. After further examination the material may be a type of polyester with plastic particles because there is a blue/grey sediment that is coming from the fabric, indicating plastic degradation.

Date of Object:

ca. 1930-1940

Accession #:

986.02.05ab

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Spats

Spats

Description:

These spats belonged to Mrs. Geoffrey Downton who was the mother of Marjory Gimse. They are made of taupe coloured felt and have 10 buttons and button holes up on side. There is a buckle and strap to go under the foot The strap is leather lined as is the heel. There is a piece of leather sewn to the top seam of one spat with gold lettering. Made for" Hudson Bay Company" by Church and Company, Northampton, England. There is a white cleaning tag on each spat held on by a staple with the #4285. A #3is stamped into the felt.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

986.02.04ab

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Tablecloth

Tablecloth

Description:

Hand made, hand embroidered table cloth. Fine cotton material, Marjory thinks it came from India. The cloth is crème coloured. The embroidery is blue, pale yellow, and pink, and is in the shape of many flowers, stems and leaves. There are six lines of drawn work starting 15 cm from the edge and ending 2 cm from the edge The initials J.A. are in ink in one corner. The #3011- possibly a laundry mark- is inked in another corner. This cloth is in fairly good condition with a few stains on it. This cloth belonged to Marjory's mother Mrs. Geoffrey Downton.

Date of Object:

Accession #:

986.02.01

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women's drawers

women's drawers

Description:

These women's drawers are made of fine white cotton. They are hand stitched with tiny even stitches. There is a hem at the top for a draw string. The bottom 20 cm are decorated with embroidered flowers. The legs are almost separate. These drawers were owned Mrs. Geoffrey Downton, and were donated to the museum by her granddaughter Marjory Gimse.

Date of Object:

ca. 1900-1940

Accession #:

986.02.11

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women's drawers (2)

women's drawers (2)

Description:

These woman's drawers are stitched by machine and are made of fine white cotton. The 15 cm at the bottom is lace trimmed and gathered. The garment is gathered into a waistband 3.5 cm wide. There are plackets at the sides 26 cm in length and fastened to a button at the waist on each side. F99 is inked on the waistband. The lace has a few holes in it but the rest of the garment is in good condition. Current condition is good because there are no issues that effect the overall structure of the item. However, the back of the item is severely stained with an oily/rusty looking stains. The front of the item is also stained but the stains are much less noticeable than the back. It was owned by Mrs. Geoffrey Downton.

Date of Object:

ca. 1900- 1940's

Accession #:

986.02.12

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