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Costume - Red Indian, Hessian, circa 1950s Reg. No: HT 19010
- 'Red Indian' costume, home-made from hessian Colonial Sugar bags. Used by Bill Boyd in the 1950s, probably for playing 'Cowboys and Indians'. The costume was made by Bill's mother Lillian using available materials, including chicken feathers from the backyard.
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.
- Red Indian costume. Hessian pants and shirt with deliberately frayed outer seams of legs/sleeves. Chief's headdress, hessian strip/multicolour feathers.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
|Tagged with:||american wild west, children s play, fancy dress costumes, making history - william boyd childhood, cowboys indians|
|Themes this item is part of:||William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Dress Ups|
|Past Owner:||Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008|
|User:||Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s|