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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool, cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Miss E J Bowden gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Girl's cape of dark grey woollen cloth with red and blue check pattern, lined with coral and black narrowly striped brushed cotton. The cape is circular, with a turn down collar cut in four parts, and fastens at the neck front with two hooks and eyes

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1885 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wool, cotton

Object history note

Part of a group of adults' and children's costume bequeathed by Miss E J Bowden (RF 68/1747). The original register entry states that "All the clothes in this collection were worn by Miss E J Bowden b(orn).1881 died 1968, or her mother Mrs Martha Bowden married c.1878, her father. Miss Bowden's father was a cabinet maker."

Descriptive line

Girl's dark grey woollen cloth cape with red and blue check pattern; England, ca. 1885


Wool (textile); Cotton




Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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