Ladies white cotton bloomers with “Perfect Sitting” back flap
Pair of ladies white cotton bloomers with button and draw-string back flap, “Perfect Sitting” label and lace/broderie-anglaise frill around bottom of legs.
Black bodice blouse
Black silk beaded and boned bodice blouse with lace collar and cuffs. For a small woman. Purpose made pale cotton/linen pouch sewn into the left armpit containing hard round lump of brown substance. This is probably a herbal remedy, possibly a wad of thrift roots which were used to treat `Barr a’ chinn` a condition usually in children in which they go listless after a fright/shock. Blouse belonged to Mary MacLean, Kenovay (Mairi Brady`s maternal grandmother) and worn around 1910.
Long white nightdress
Full-length white cotton nightdress with broderie-Anglaise ruffle collar and cuffs, buttoned half-way down the front with a small ruffle. Worn by Felac (Flora) MacEachern (1874-1955), sister of John MacEachern, Cornaigbeg (Mairi Brady`s grandfather), in the 1950s, and also worn by Felac`s sister, Peggy (Margaret) MacEachern (1868-1963). Both women never married and lived at Creag Mhor, Cornaigbeg, all their lives.
Pair of Dri-Pac boot driers
Pair of `Dri-Pac` linen sachets bound together with cotton tape for placing in boots to dry them out. Green text reads “Dri-Pac. Moisture absorbent. Overcomes the problems of foot moisture and condensation in all types of footwear”, with instructions on the back. Made by Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Liverpool. Donated by Fiona MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.
“Illustrated Dressmaker” magazine, 1928
Original copy of “Weldon`s Illustrated Dressmaker” magazine, No. 575, January 1928. Articles about dressmaking and adverts for dressmaking and domestic goods. Displayed in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010.