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DesBrisay Museum

Set, Luncheon

Accession number: 2018.9.4.1
Object type: Tablecloth; Napkins
Date: circa 1956
Materials: Cotton
Measurements: 88 cm L x 83 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Jean Clark McDougald Gow
Narrative: Jean Clark (McDougald) Gow was born in 1894 in Chipman, New Brunswick, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Donald MacDonald Clark.  Married to local merchant Walter A. Gow of Bridgewater on 5 September 1917 at Northport, Cumberland Co., N.S. They had five sons and one daughter.  The Gow family lived at 42 Alexandra Avenue.  Jean Gow actively served as organist and choir director of the United Baptist Church for 23 years and was a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Ladies Auxiliary and Ladies’ Bible Class.  Also a member of the LaHave Chapter, I.O.D.E. serving as Regent and later secretary of the chapter.  Active member of Bridgewater Garden Club serving as secretary at the time of her death.  Jean Gow died 18 June 1968.
Description: Peach coloured cotton luncheon set with square tablecloth and four napkins.  Table cloth has three runs of pulled open work at the hem and three rows of open work 10.5 cm from the edge of the hem.
History of Use: Used on a card table for guests attending a party or luncheon tea at the home of Jean Clark Gow, Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater.