Long Johns - Bradee, Cream, circa 1940-1959 Object Reg. No: SH 890397

Pair of long johns, made by Brandee circa 1940 - 1959. These were part of the unsold stock held by Steinberg drapery when it closed. Mrs Steinberg explained that the proprietors of the Bradee trademark later used Aywon and Crestknit as brandnames.

Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyllis immigrated from the Russian-Polish border in 1927. Hyman established a manufacturing business in Elgin Street, Carlton, making men's and women's hosiery. He continued manufacturing there until 1938. Meanwhile, in 1930, Hyman and his wife had leased a shop across the road from their mill in Elgin Street and begun a drapery business. There were many other Jewish shopkeepers in Carlton and several other drapery shops in Elgin and Lygon Streets. The Steinberg Drapery was operated by Hyman and Phyllis until Hyman's death in 1975. Mrs Steinberg retired in 1989, aged nearly 80, and Museum Victoria acquired many items from the store.
Mens long johns. Cream cotton, rayon and wool mix.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31 cm (Width), 103 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Width measured on one leg.

More information

Tagged with: clothing, working life, underwear, jewish communities, jewish immigration, men s clothing, family businesses
Themes this item is part of: Steinberg Drapery Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Inscriptions: On back of long-johns, inverted triangle stamped with: "BRADEE" GUARANTEED LONG WEARING FOR SERVICE - COTTON RAYON WOOL 27%'.
Label inside front of garment: '44'.
Manufacturer: Bradee, 1940-1959
Place Used: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1980s

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