Similar items over time

Socks - Grey Wool, 1955 Object Reg. No: SH 880048

Pair of grey wool man's socks. The socks were made by Mrs G.E. Chapman in 1955. Mrs Chapman was a keen craftswoman who entered many pieces into shows. The Museum holds several of her certificates and other items of clothing from her show entries. In 1955 Mrs Chapman won second prize for her wool socks ('youth or man') at the 1955 Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society Show, South Australia - see SH 880043. These may be the socks for which she was awarded the prize.
Pair of flecked grey wool man's socks. Fine knit, with careful turning at the heels. Ribbed at tops for elastic effect.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Val Chapman, 1988
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Width), 490 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agricultural societies, craft shows, exhibitions, handcrafts, hobbies, stamp coin shows
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Royal Horticultural Society
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Maker: Mrs Val Chapman, South Australia, Australia, 1955

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No