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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton lawn

  • Credit Line:

    Worn by Miss Monica Maurice and given by her family

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1920s (made)



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.


Cotton (textile); Lawn (textile)


Fashion; Women's clothes; Underwear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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