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Bathing Costume - Valco, White & Royal Blue, circa 1965-1975 Object Reg. No: SH 890483

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Bathers

Women's Valco brand bathing costume of white and royal blue, made circa 1965-1975. 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.
Description:
Woman's bathing costume. Nylon, bodice royal blue and white stripes, white and royal blue belt with plastic gold buckle at side, and royal blue from waist down. Royal blue straps with white piping. Also piping along front and back edges V-back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 51.50 cm (Height), 60.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: women s clothing, working life, jewish communities, jewish immigration, 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: Female
Tertiary Classification: swimwear
Inscriptions: Original tags still attached: Brand - Valco. Size 32. 100% nylon. Washing instructions.
Date Made: circa 1965-1975
Place Used: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1980s

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