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Girls sun hat

Date: 1920s
Dimensions:
100 x 330 mm, 0.1 lb. (13 in., 0.04 kg)
Medium: Organza
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Hat
Object No: 00039504

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    Description
    A 1920s young girl's hat in embroidered pale pink organza with self-flowers.
    SignificanceSea 'bathing' and beach going was more acceptable by the 1920's. Bathing restrictions had ended and beach going became an activity for the whole family and from all classes.
    HistoryBy the early 1900s a thriving tourist industry had become well established around the seaside towns of Australia. The beach had become a place for rest and recreation. Men, women and children took up the fashionable pursuit of promenading along the seashore.

    Wearing the 'uniform' of a white sundress, decorated and accessorised with hats and pinafores, usually white, to protect precious clothes and complexions from the harsh Australian climate, girls enjoyed playing beside the sea.


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