Christening gown WW1; Mary Garmson; c.1914-1950; 2001_702

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The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe

Name/Title

Christening gown WW1

About this object

A christening gown. This was originally a parachute silk scarf bought back from WW1. Wilfred Sheppard gave it to his mother Rachel Anne Sheppard. Rachel later gave it to her granddaughter Mary Garmson. Mary cut the scarf in half and made a christening gown. Mary's children and nieces were christened in it. Wilfred also gave a scarf the same to Emily Smith (nee Sheppard) who gave it to her daughter Clarice.

Maker

Unknown

Maker

Mary Garmson

Maker Role

Seamstress

Date Made

c.1914-1950

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

silk

Measurements

75cm length x 25cm width

Subject and Association Description

silk christening gown from WW1

Credit Line

Mary Garmson

Object Type

christening gown

Object number

2001_702

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