Parka, circa 1880
Man’s parka originating from a Native community around the Great Lakes or in Manitoba, hand-tanned, made of prairie antelope hide or deer hide, of beaver fur and of glass pearls. It was modified in 1930; a lining was added, as well as a collar and cuffs made of beaver fur. This parka belonged to several generations of men of the Routledge family, descendants of Sir Hugh Allan, rich Montreal shipowner and owner of the Belmere Point on Lake Memphremagog. Belmere Point remained in the Routledge family until 1990. Donated by Mr. James Routledge, Belmere — Stanstead Co., Quebec, 2000.
Inventory number: 2000.19