Artwork : ArchiveNo00099

Father's Mitten 1950s


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Artefact

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Contributor

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ContributionForm
Contributor Name Sandra Taylor
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Profession

Location Baffins
Collection Date 20.02.08 2.04pm
Artefact Name Father's Mitten
Artefact Description Sheepskin, mitten style.
Well-worn.
Artefact Date 1950s
Artefact Stored In drawer in bedroom
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Wool from inside glove
Sample Image

History of Artefact The glove belonged to Sandra’s father, James Taylor – he was a gentleman’s outfitter. Worn for the Aberdeen winters! Bought in Scotland.

Historian

Previous Owners Father
Special Memories ‘He was meticulous in his appearance; he hated to have dirty hands. He didn’t like to paint because he didn’t want to get his hands dirty. He was about 5” 4. He took great care of these mittens. He died when he was 47 years old. My son, Andrew, who is very like my father had a real affinity with the gloves. He was born nine months after my father died. When I am sad I cuddle it. I also smell it to remind me of him.’
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