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Cami-knickers

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton lawn

  • Credit Line:

    Worn by Miss Monica Maurice and given by her family

  • Museum number:

    T.785-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White lawn cami-knickers, ruched and accented with bows.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton lawn

Object history note

These knickers formed part of the wardrobe of Monica Maurice (1908-1995), an independent and unconventional woman who in 1938 become the first - and until 1978, only - woman member of the Association of Mining Electrical Engineers. She had a passion for racing cars and flying, and loved clothes, showing a great sense of style and originality in how she dressed.

Registered File number 1995/2065.

Descriptive line

Cami-knickers, white cotton lawn, with ruched bodice and ribbon bows, Great Britain, 1920s.

Materials

Cotton (textile); Lawn (textile)

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Underwear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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