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Listed under:  Society  >  Culture  >  Costume
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Shoe sample, 1933

This is an incomplete shoe sample. It is made of navy leather with white leather decorative detail. It has a narrow strap fastened on the side with a small white-metal buckle.

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Simpson's Gloves factory, 1930

This is a framed black-and-white landscape photograph showing the exterior of the Simpson's Gloves factory in Victoria Street, Richmond. The photograph measures 49.6 cm x 34.7 cm.

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Metallic evening cap, 1918-20

This is a close-fitting women's evening cap made in oxidised silver metallic thread. It was designed and produced in Europe about 1918-20. The tambour work is made in fine metallic thread, possibly as a chemical lace with the backing dissolved. The thread appears to have a cotton core with metallic outer strip covering. ...

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Spectators at the 1913 Hobart regatta

This is a short excerpt from a 1913 silent black-and-white newsreel, entitled 'Hobart Regatta 1913'. It shows a group of young men joking with one another on a jetty with women and children standing behind them. One child in a distinctive cap appears occasionally in the foreground peering intently towards the camera. Mount ...

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'Tudor rose' style shoe sample, c1846

This is a sample of a boy's single straight shoe in an imitation 'Tudor rose' style. It was manufactured from linen and leather by Gundry and Sons, London, around 1846. The sample comprises a linen upper with high rounded tongue, side seams and back seam with the top edge bound. It has pointed overlapping straps across ...

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Platform shoes designed by Emilio (Gino) Pucci, c1973

This is a pair of women's platform shoes designed by Emilio (Gino) Pucc of, Florence, Italy, in about 1973 and made by Gino Pucci's company in Australia, probably in the same year. The shoes have cork soles and rainbow-coloured stitched leather uppers. The sole is lined with brown leather and the nylon heel and base of ...

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Child's sunhat, c1910

This is a child's white cotton sunhat with an extra brim of stiffened machine-embroidered cotton lawn gathered and attached to the base of the crown. The crown is a separate piece, attached by six buttons of cloth-covered metal (two now missing). The interior brim has a wavy edge and is stiffened by two double rows of machine-stitched ...

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Housemaid's white linen cap, c1900

This is a white linen housemaid's cap, also called a mob cap. It is circular and gathered around the face with an internal strap, also of white linen, for fastening the cap around the head. The cap is 32 cm long.

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Paragon platform shoes - Parisienne 'Lacey', 1970s

This is a pair of cork-heeled very high platform shoes with tan uppers featuring a woven leather design. There are ankle straps with buckles. The cork is partly stained at the top, suggesting the shoes are unfinished.

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Paragon ultra high heel shoe, 1938

This is an ultra high heel shoe for the right foot, in black with a white heel. It appears to be leather. The shoe is 18 cm long, 21 cm high and 7.5 cm wide.

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Paragon shoe - Woollerton and Wilson's 'Kung Fu' platform shoe, 1975

This is a right platform sandal with dark brown patent leather (synthetic) uppers, including a peep toe and ankle strap with buckle fastening. The sandal is mounted on a high platform made of raw timber with a thin rubber sole. The platform features an adhesive sticker of a female character dressed in a white martial-arts ...

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Paragon Amana slingback shoes, 1964

This is a pair of Paragon Amana shoes with pointed toes, fine mid-height stiletto heels and slingback straps. The uppers are made of pale blue-green suede with cut-out decorative bows in darker blue-green leather at the throats. The shoes are 24.5 cm long, 12 cm high and 8.5 cm wide.

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Paragon 'Ardo' shoe, 1970s

This is a right platform slingback with an ankle strap with buckle fastening. The shoe has a green and orange leather upper, featuring several scalloped and branded panels. The sole is incomplete.

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Paragon Parisienne 'Daisy' shoes, 1969

This is a pair of slip-on shoes with a slightly raised heel and a square toe. The shoes have a leather sole and upper. The upper is aqua and purple, with an orange button as the centrepiece of the purple flower decoration and orange stitching for contrast. There is detail work on the sole bordering the upper. The shoe is ...

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Paragon shoe with Louis heel, c1914

This is a left lace-up shoe with five eyelets, a pointed toe and Louis heel. The shoe has a camel leather upper. The shoe is 27.5 cm long, 7 cm wide and 13 cm high.

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Anne Harrison turban hat, 1950s-60s

This is a turban-style hat, wrapped in green, beige and lavender chiffon. It was made by Anne Harrison of Kew, and belonged to Eileen Maude Hamilton Stewardson (nee Logan) in the1950s and 1960s.

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Latvian fabric, 1995

This is a length of red-coloured fabric, woven in the traditional colours and patterns of the Nica region on the west coast of Latvia. Dimensions: 27.06 cm x 72.5 cm.

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Hindeloopen clogs, 1994

This is a pair of wooden clogs painted in green and terracotta with cream edging and various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. The clogs are painted in 'Sunday colours'; that is, on a dark-green background. Their dimensions are: 28 cm (length) x 10 cm (width) x 9.5 cm (height).

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Latvian belt, c1970

This is a woven belt, using traditional Latvian patterns symbolising the morning star. The ornate design indicates it is part of a woman's costume. The dimensions of the belt are 268 cm x 5 cm.

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Chelsea Theatre premiere, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 1960

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a male and a female performer dancing to live music at a film premiere at the Chelsea Theatre. The dancers are wearing Edwardian-style costume, with the man in a striped suit and straw boater hat and the woman in a striped swimming costume. The negative ...