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Child's sock

Date: early 20th Century
Dimensions:
Overall: 115 x 285 mm, 0.005 kg
Medium: Silk
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Sock
Object No: 00030073

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    Description
    This sock is part of a pair of machine knitted ribbed silk socks, and features bands of light blue, with a reinforced toe and heel.
    SignificanceThe pair of socks are a rare example of early 20th century children's fashions. They are also representative of the popular sailor-style outfits worn by boys and girls during the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
    HistorySailor-inspired children's clothing became fashionable in the 19th century after Queen Victoria dressed her sons in sailor suits in the 1840s. Worn by both boys and girls, suits and collars were especially popular once the seaside visit became more common place at the turn of the century.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: SILK SOCK, PART OF CHILD'S LIGHT BLUE SAILOR SUIT

    Web title: Child's sock

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