Fonds C-127 (PHO Box #2). - Elizabeth M. L. Gordon fonds

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Elizabeth M. L. Gordon fonds

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CMC C-127 (PHO Box #2).

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  • [before 1994]. (Creation)

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17 photographs : colour

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Elizabeth Marjorie Leith Gordon was the wife of the Honourable Walter Gordon, a Canadian politician and business person who served as Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Lester Pearson from 1963 to 1965 and as President of the Privy Council from 1967 to 1968. Mrs. Gordon was recognized all over Ottawa for her distinctive hats, all of which were made for her by milliner Lily Jamon. Ms. Jamon also made hats for Mrs. Lester B. Pearson as well as for the Stratford Festival. Elizabeth Gordon passed away on 22 October 1994.

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The items described here were donated to the Costume Museum of Canada along with the hats featured in the photographs by the heirs and family of Elizabeth Gordon in 1995.

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Items consist of 17 colour photographs featuring Mrs. Gordon's hats, 3 depicting Mrs. Gordon wearing donated items, as well as photocopies of supporting documentary materials supplied by the maker of the hats, Milliner E. L. Jamon.

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No use or reproduction without prior permission.

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