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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Napkin


Accession number: 2018.9.4.2
Object type: Luncheon Set
Date: circa 1956
Materials: Cotton
Measurements: 28 cm L x 27 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: Four peach coloured cotton napkins to match the tablecloth.  Narrow hem with a row of pulled threads open work.  In one corner is a V shape and three rows of pulled thread open work.
History of Use: Used as part of a luncheon set on the table of Jean Clark Gow, Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater.