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Apron - Victorian Centenary, Embroidered Cotton, 1935 Object Reg. No: HT 30800

Hand embroidered apron created to commemorate the Centenary of Victoria in 1935.

A range of hand-made souvenirs were produced for the centenary of Victoria, the majority commemorating the theme of progress. This example features two images of women: one dressed in 19th century clothing looking to the past, the other in modern clothing looking to the future.
Ivory coloured, cotton apron onto which is embroidered images of two women framed in ovals of embroidered blue flowers. A scroll of text is at the top of the images. A spray of blue flowers is at the top of the bib. The apron has one small pocket to the proper right. The apron and pocket is hemmed in apricot pink ribbon. A thick band of apricot pink ribbon has been machine stitched underneath the embroidered image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Reason, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 890 mm (Height), 730 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: souvenirs, centenaries, sewing, textiles
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Stitched in the scrolls: VICTORIAN CENTENARY
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, 1935

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