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Hat - Anne Harrison, Cream Pillbox, 1950s-1960s Object Reg. No: HT 6308

Summary:
Classic pillbox with deep brim that stands vertically.

Made by Anne Harrison of Kew. Belonged to Eileen Maude Hamilton Stewardson, nee Logan. Circa 1950s-1960s.

Eileen was married to Harold Stewardson, who became Managing Director in a company founded by his father, the Brass Company of Australia (later Extruded Metals), which made brass and extruded it into rods and sections. The dresses from the 1950s-1960s reflect this period in their lives. They lived in Deepdene, and Eileen became a society hostess. Eileen had a friendship with family of Barry Humphries, as did her son Robin, who knew Barry Humphries' sister. Harold died of cancer in 1970. After a long widowhood, Eileen died in 1990, aged 81.
Description:
Classic pillbox with deep brim that stands vertically. Flat crown. Cream, with wool zig-zag pattern added onto trim; triple bow on one side; off-white lining
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eileen Stewardson, 2004
Acknowledgement:
Donated by the family of Eileen Stewardson.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: education, fashion, fashion design, immigration, schools, millinery
Themes this item is part of: Eileen Maude Hamilton Logan, Teacher (1909-1990), Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Maker: Anne Harrison, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1965
Past Owner: Eileen Logan

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