Maid's afternoon uniform

1967.187.410a

About this object

Employers were expected to supply their servants with uniforms which were appropriate for the task and for the time of day at which it was carried out. This maid’s afternoon uniform, worn for serving tea and cakes, was sold tacked together as a set. It cost one shilling and eleven pence, the equivalent of about £6 today.
  • Date
    1920 - 1940
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Cotton (Muslin); Cotton (Velvet)
  • Credit line
    Presented by Dr. Alexine Tinne, 1967
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery,
  • Place made
  • Measurements
    66 cm
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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