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Boy's cravat

Boy's cravat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1929 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rayon, machine stitched

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Richard Halsey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Boy's school cravat, consisting of a rectangular piece of unlined corded rayon patterned in white-edged yellow stripes on a black ground. Two of the edges are selvages and two are machine stitched.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1920-1929 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Rayon, machine stitched


Height: 73.3 cm, Width: 74.5 cm

Object history note

Worn by the donor's father, Albert Kenneth Halsey (born 05/10/1912) of Fulham, who was awarded a scholarship to Westminster City School when he passed the '11 Plus' examination. He attended the school from 1924 to 1929, leaving after taking his school certificate.

Descriptive line

Boy's school cravat (Westminster City School uniform); England, 1920-29

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Carrington, R. :Westminster City School and Its Origins
London, Trustees of the United Westminster Schools Foundation and the Governors of Westminster City School, 1983. 102 pp, ill.




Machine stitching


Children & Childhood; Education & Learning; Children's clothes


Museum of Childhood

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