Bathing Costume - 'Thistle', Blue & White Striped, circa 1950-1959 Object Reg. No: SH 890451

Alternative Name(s): Bathers

Boy's Thistle brand bathing costume of blue and white striped nylon still in original packaging, made circa 1950-1959. It was 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.
Boy's bathing costume of ribbed knitted synthetic with thin blue and white horizontal stripe. Small picture of yacht stitched onto left side of garment. Still in original plastic packet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: working life, 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, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Child
Tertiary Classification: swimwear
Inscriptions: On the front is written the brand "Thistle" and the size - 22.
Date Made: circa 1950-1959
Place Used: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s-1980s

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