150 PLUS / PAGE 22 / D. GARDNER & CO. / BLACK DRESS

Always in fashion: a little something in basic black,

“This company was in business from c. 1870 to 1890 and was a high-end dressmaking and dry goods firm that supplied the Governor General’s wife. In 1889 they employed 29 dressmakers, milliners, and sales personnel.”*

*From the Fashion History Museum’s current show, “Fashioning Canada Since 1867”
Dress #19 / c. 1886
Black satin dress, possibly intended for mourning,
Labelled: D. Gardner & Co. Ottawa
www.Fashion History Museum.com

Photo 1: James B. Fowler

Photo 2 & 3 : From “Jonathon Walford’s Blog”
(Jonathon, with his partner Kenn Norman, are the men behind the Fashion History Museum, Kenn is the Chair and CEO, and Jonathan is the Curatorial Director.)
www.Jonathon Walford’s Blog.com

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