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Clothing & Textiles Collection
Image: Jacket - Blue Vinyl Mini
Source: Museum Victoria
This collection consists of clothing and textiles produced and used in historical and contemporary contexts in Victoria. It encompasses social history, design, manufacturing and craftsmanship.
Providing insight into the design, materials, manufacturing techniques and processes, and use and context of clothing and textiles in Victoria, it documents people's responses to their natural and built environments.
Clothing is broadly defined as anything that covers, adorns and accessorises the body. Textiles are broadly defined as vegetable, animal or synthetic materials enhanced by hand or machine to form threads, ropes and sheets of material that can be used to create other products.
Clothing and textiles are a significant form of material culture, and have also been acquired and interpreted in the context of other collection areas, such as Migration History, Childhood and Public Life.
- A comprehensive range of objects from several key Victorian manufacturers, some of which no longer exist, including the Simpson's Glove Factory and the Grenoble's glove collection.
- The Prue Acton Collection is of national significance as a record of the career of one of Australia's leading fashion designers from the 1960s to the 1980s.
- The Economic Botany Collection holds valuable 19th- and early 20th-century samples of both raw and manufactured textile materials.
- The Indigenous Cultures Collection includes a large range of clothing and textiles, including highly significant and unique 19th-century material.
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Catalogue advertising Gazelda Super Suede golfers for discerning men, circa 1930s. It was used by Simpson's Gloves who were the sole agents for Gazelda products in Australia. Gazelda an ...Images: 6
Leather sample card from J. Hewit & Sons Ltd, Tanners and Leather Dressers, Edinburgh, circa 1940s. It was used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd. Simpson's Gloves was formed in 1924 and prod ...Images: 6
Price List for Gazelda Super Suede Garments issued by Ford & Banks Ltd, 1936. Used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd where it was found in a small downstairs storeroom. Simpson's Gloves was f ...Images: 2
Alternative name: Swatch Card, Colour Card. Shade Card with small coloured leather samples, printed and issued by Gazelda Ltd., Watford, England, 1936. Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., Melb ...Images: 2
Chaffers of Chatswood Leather Samples Catalogue issued in 1972. It was used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd. Simpson's Gloves was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handb ...Images: 2
Booklet of Devon Leathercrafts Price List, issued February 1933. Used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1933. It was found in the small downstairs storeroom at the factory. Simpson's ...Images: 4
Catalogue of Devon Leathercrafts products, issued circa 1933. Used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1933. It was found in the small downstairs storeroom at the factory. Simpson's Glo ...Images: 4
Poster with the slogan 'Please Don't Spit' issued by the Victorian Tuberculosis Association, circa 1950s. It was used in the Simpson's Gloves Factory, where it was found in a large stor ...Images: 1
Letter from Anna Hardmack to Robert Salter dated 22 December 1938. Anna thanks Robert Salter for his Christmas gift and sends her best wishes for his reunion with his fiancée. Robert mi ...From: Carlton, Australia Images: 3