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Boy's dress

Boy's dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool, braid, linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Boy's dress of red wool trimmed with laid and couched red woollen braid in rows of curving patterns, and lined with white linen. The dress has a rounded neck and short sleeves, and is tabbed at the waist. The garment fastens at the back with hooks and eyelet holes. The red shade of the fabric has not faded and was probably produced using the 'Turkey red' dyeing process.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1860-1869 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wool, braid, linen


Length: 21 in, Width: 11 in across shoulders

Object history note

Given by Miss E Pickett (RF 51/ 1736), and said by her to have been worn by her grandfather 96 years previously.

Descriptive line

Red wool trimmed with braid, the dress has a rounded neck, short sleeves and tabbed waist; England, 1860-69


Wool; Braid; Linen


Stitching; Couching (embroidering)


Children's clothes; Children & Childhood; Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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