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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Daphne Pearce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Harvest festival bonnet for a girl, c.1950s

Physical description

Harvest festival bonnet for a girl. Straw bonnet with red velvet ribbon secured round the base of the cap and tied into two bows at the edge of the brim. A cluster of plaster fruits and toadstools are sewn onto the ribbon at each side of the bonnet, facing front.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)


mid 20th century (made)


Unknown (maker)


Circumference: 790 mm brim, Circumference: 510 mm cap, Height: 90 mm

Object history note

This bonnet is part of larger gift given to the Museum by Daphne Pearce who wore the clothes as a young girl growing up in the Northern suburbs of London. The clothes are all in pristine condition and were worn from the 1950s to 1960s and show a range from baby wear to pre-teen years, approximately 12. This collection typifies the clothing of the period and clothing labels and styles of the middle classes.

Descriptive line

Harvest festival bonnet for a girl, c.1950s


Straw; Linen; Ribbon


Children & Childhood; Children's clothes


Museum of Childhood

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