Bathing dress trousers for a doll

Accession Loan No.
84/2010/2
Simple Name
bathing dress
Full Name
doll’s bathing dress trousers
Common Name
bathing dress trousers for a doll
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Material
wool; metal
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Collection Class
Toys dolls and games
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Year Low
1880
Production Year High
1900
Family Group

Dimensions
whole length 245 mm; whole width 340 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:59
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:59

      There are 6 comments

      • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        We have toys like this. Girls play together [and pretend that one is the doll’s mother].

      • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        All sorts. Maybe a [one-piece swimsuit], maybe pyjamas…. Some women don’t like to swim with men, just with women, so they might go to a different beach.

      • Ruth Gidley, Moving Here
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        What would they wear?

      • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        Yes.

      • Ruth Gidley, Moving Here
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        In Saudi Arabia, do women swim in the sea?

      • Shelley Tobin, RAMM Assistant Curator of Costume
        22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        This is a doll’s outfit. It is a bathing costume. [Until the early 1900s it wasn’t considered the right thing for a lady to do to actually swim. Costumes like this would be worn into the sea just for dipping or paddling.] …Normally the jacket was long, like a dress, and you would wear shoes like espadrilles with lacing up the legs, and a hat or cap.

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