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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs B D Adams

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's round-necked nightdress of white flannelette with inset wrist-length sleeves, all edged with narrow machine-made braid lace. The breast is trimmed with inserts of machine-embroidery; the garment has no waist seam, but part of the fabric is gathered into an embroidered panel at the waist, in the traditional construction. The fastenings consist of drawstrings at neck and wrists, and self ties attached to the embroidered panel at the waist.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


ca. 1939 (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 68.2 cm centre back, Length: 26 7/8 in centre back

Object history note

Given by Mrs B D Adams (RF 88/544). Probably provided for Alan Adams, who was born and died (aged under one month) in the second quarter of 1939. He was the youngest brother of the donor's husband John Graham Adams. John G Adams (b. 04/02/1930) and his other brother, Kenneth George Adams (b. 3rd quarter 1932) were sufficiently older than Alan that a completely new set of clothes was provided when he was born: most of the garments are unused.

Descriptive line

Baby's nightdress, white flannelette edged with narrow machine-made braid lace and machine embroidery triming the breast, Palatine brand, probably British ca. 1939

Production Note

Palatine brand




Stitching; Embroidering


Children's clothes; Children & Childhood


Museum of Childhood

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