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Boy's cotton bib with anchor design

Date: 1900 - 1910
Dimensions:
Overall: 255 x 220 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Bib
Object No: 00018356

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    Description
    Sailor-style motifs were popular decorative elements in children's clothing throughout the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

    This sailor-style cream cotton bib is machine sewn. It has two buttons on the left shoulder, shoestring ties at both hips, and a blue embroidered anchor motif on the chest.

    SignificanceThis cotton bib 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.


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