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Bathing costume

Bathing costume

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Calico, printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eileen A. Brock

  • Museum number:

    MISC.102-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Good Time Gallery, case 4

Physical description

Made of white calico printed with bands of pin-stripes, the costume has a round drawstring neck and short sleeves. The garment is seamless at the waist and divides into legs trimmed with pleated frills just above the knee. The fastenings are bound with dark red cotton.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1870-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Calico, printed

Dimensions

Length: 40 cm

Object history note

Worn by Amy Piercy

Descriptive line

Victorian swimming costume made of white calico with printed red pin-strips, made in England between 1870 and 1880

Materials

Calico

Categories

Clothing; Children & Childhood; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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