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Boy's blue cotton jacket

Date: 1890 -1910
Overall: 480 x 290 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Jacket
Object No: 00018354

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    This blue cotton boy's jacket was originally attached to a blue and white sailor-style collar and white cotton bib. Machine sewn, the jacket's design includes long buttoned sleeves gathered at the wrists and a cream silk tie at the neck.

    SignificanceThis jacket is representative of popular fashions in children's clothing throughout the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.
    HistorySailor-style children's clothing first became fashionable in the 1850s after England's Queen Victoria dressed her children in sailor suits for public outings and official portraits. Worn by both boys and girls, sailor suits and collars were especially popular for visiting the seaside, a popular place for recreation and play in colonial Australia.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: CHILD'S JACKET

    Web title: Boy's blue cotton jacket

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