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Shirt - Costume, Red Indian, Hessian, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 19010 1

Summary:
Red Indian costume, homemade from hessian Colonial Sugar bags.
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: american wild west, children s play, fancy dress costumes, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Objects & Cultural Stereotypes in Museum Victoria Collections
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Wild West Toys
Tertiary Classification: costumes
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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