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Girl's drawers

Girl's drawers

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stapley & Smith (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Una Mary Paul.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of girls drawers were produced by Stapley and Smith in the 1920s. Made from a fine linen, they have short legs, edged with lace and pin-tucks. The waistband has buttonholes so that a vest or bodice could be attached. It is believed that the drawers were bought for the donor to grow into, but were probably never worn due to changes in underwear fashions.

Physical description

The drawers are made of fine white linen and have short legs trimmed with tucks, feather-stitching, and lace edging. They have a waistband with buttonholes for attaching to a vest or liberty bodice.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1920 (made)


Stapley & Smith (manufacturer)


Height: 35.5 cm

Object history note

These drawers were bought for the donor (Una Mary Hoare b.1917) to grow into, but were probably never worn because of the change in underwear fashions.

Descriptive line

'Hibernia Hand Made' brand made by Stapley & Smith; Linen, white, lace edging, British, c.1920


Linen; Lace




Children & Childhood; Children's clothes

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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