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Jumpsuit - Blue Bird, Terry Towelling, Orange, Pink & White Floral, circa 1966-1975 Object Reg. No: SH 890536

Summary:
Child's Blue Bird brand terry towelling jumpsuit with orange, pink and white floral design, made circa 1966-1975. It is part of the unsold stock held by Steinberg drapery when it closed.

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.
Description:
Sleeveless, short legged jumpsuit of terry towelling. Orange, pink and white floral design with white bands around legs, armholes and neck. Zip at front and elasticised waist (at back).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.00 cm (Height), 52.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: working life, jewish communities, jewish immigration, children 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: Child
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Label inside indicates brand name ("Blue Bird") and Size (22). Original tag still attached with price ($6.99) and washing instructions.
Date Made: circa 1966-1975
Place Used: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1980s

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