Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 11, 2013

Fashionable Cornwall, from Confederation to the Seaway

Donald Alexander Macdonald, Lieutenant-Governor, Ontario, 1875-1880

Donald Alexander Macdonald, Lieutenant-Governor, Ontario, 1875-1880

Ceremonial dress uniform

Ceremonial dress uniform

Embroidery detail

Embroidery detail

Dress sword and hat

Dress sword and hat

Miss Mary Mack, 1899-1978

Miss Mary Mack, 1899-1978

Royal blue, silk dress worm by Mary Mack during the 1920s.

Royal blue, silk dress worn by Mary Mack during the 1920s.

The handmade dress is sleeveless with a low cut V shaped neckline.

The handmade dress is sleeveless with a low cut V shaped neckline.

The tassels are also hand sewn on the dress in the deign of leaves.

The tassels are also hand sewn on the dress in the deign of leaves.

To see these pieces and more, check out the Cornwall Community Museum’s Fashion Exhibit, on now!

Images ©Cornwall Community Museum

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