Hat - Anne Harrison, Cream Pillbox, 1950s-1960s Reg. No: HT 6308
- 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.
- 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
- Donated by the family of Eileen Stewardson.
|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|
|Maker:||Anne Harrison, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1965|
|Past Owner:||Eileen Logan|