Accession number: 2021.2.3
Object type: Apron, Cooking
Date: 1800 – 2000
Materials: fabric; thread
Measurements: 109.2 cm L x 65.8 cm Wneck strap accounts for about 25.5 cm of the overall length.
Narrative: Belonged to Mrs. Winnifred (Wolfe) Fillis.
Description: White tie-able apron with one side pocket. Flower patterns are embroidered on the top of the chest, along the bottom, and on the pocket.
History of Use: Aprons have been around for centuries, dating as far back as the Middle Ages, where anyone from cooks to blacksmiths would wear them. In the 16th century, they became more fashionable and often had decorations on them such as this one. It wasn't until the 1940s that they became the symbol of the standard housewife and were highly popular for the everyday woman for cooking.