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Christening Gown - White Cotton, 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 19009

Refered to as a petticoat but this is unlikely given the fabric and detail of workmanship.
White christening gown.
Used and owned by Bill Boyd in the 1950s.
The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
White cotton christening gown with high waist, collar and short sleeves.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 560 mm (Height), 880 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: handcrafts, religions christianity, christenings, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: clothing
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008

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