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Socks - Fawn, circa 1940-1955 Object Reg. No: SH 890564

Summary:
Pair of fawn or camel-coloured socks, ankle length. Used circa: 1940 - 1955. Part of the Steinberg Drapery Collection.

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 hoisery. 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.
Description:
Pair of camel coloured socks. Ankle length with geometric woven pattern in grey and dark brown. Made in mercerised cotton.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 127 mm (Width), 245 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: retailing
Themes this item is part of: Steinberg Drapery Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Place & Date Used: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1955

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