Christening gown WW1; Mary Garmson; c.1914-1950; 2001_702
Christening gown WW1About 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
75cm length x 25cm widthSubject and Association Description
silk christening gown from WW1Credit Line
Mary GarmsonObject Type
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