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Little girl's petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    United States of America (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Polly Betts (brand name)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nylon and tarlatan trimmed with nylon lace, machine stitched

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ruben

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Little girl's waist petticoat made up of tiers of white tarlatan edged with white nylon lace, piped with pale blue nylon and mounted on a basque of white nylon with an elasticated waist.

Place of Origin

United States of America (made)


ca.1960 (made)


Polly Betts (brand name)

Materials and Techniques

Nylon and tarlatan trimmed with nylon lace, machine stitched

Marks and inscriptions

Polly Betts/ 6/ ORIGINAL
Label; within side seam; weaving; thread


Length: 32.25 cm

Object history note

Worn by the donors' elder daughter Claire Ruben (born 1953)

Descriptive line

Little girl's white nylon and tarlatan waist petticoat; United States of America, ca.1960

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Nylon; Tarlatan; Nylon lace


Machine stitching


Children & Childhood; Children's clothes

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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