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Set of Thimbles - Metal Object Reg. No: SH 000911

Set of thimbles used by Vincenzo Candela. After his arrival in Australia, from Italy in 1920, at the age of 47, Vincenzo established himself as a tailor, eventually establishing a successful 'Gents' High Class' tailoring business from home. He had learnt the Candela learned the trade of dressmaking in Italy, most likely in Naples, a city at that time renowned for its tailors.
Set of five metal thimbles, heavily rusted. Oval shaped, small circular impressions on surface, topless.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height), 10.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, trades, italian communities, italian immigration, tailoring
Themes this item is part of: Vincenzo Candela, Italian Migrant, Photographer & Tailor, 1920, Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: tools of trade
User: Vincenzo Candela, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1920

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