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Bodice - Beaded Moire, Black, circa 1895 Object Reg. No: SH 880202

Summary:
Black moire beaded bodice with stand-up collar. The bodice was thought by the donor to have been worn around 1880, and would have had a matching skirt. The date, however, seems too early, as the leg-o-mutton style sleeve was popular in the mid-1890s.

The bodice was probably worn by Minnie Anderson. Mary 'Minnie' Lloyd Anderson was one of five children of renowned architect Lloyd Tayler (1830-1900) and Sarah Toller. She married James Caldwell Anderson; they had a son and three daughters. The family lived at 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew, designed by Lloyd Tayler. She died in 1951, aged 91.
Description:
Black moire beaded bodice. High collar with lace trimming inside and beaded trim outside. Front fastening with 10 buttons of black glass with metal shanks. Long leg-of-mutton sleeves with bow and beads at wrist. Black lace, machine-made, fill-in at front collar opening and lace overlays on sleeve tops, running down along back centre panel seams. Bodice veed at centre-front and centre-back. Darted bodice, lined with striped, patterned cotton and re-inforced with 12 whalebone stays - although 4 are missing or have been removed for comfort.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Elizabeth Brodribb, 1988
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 490 mm (Height), 900 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions are of jacket with sleeves folded

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Tagged with: women s clothing, sewing, whaling
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Anderson Family, 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
User (Probable): Mary (Minnie) Anderson, Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1895

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