Artwork : ArchiveNo00081

Bodice 1890s






Contributor Name Barbara Sykes
Contributor Image Barbara_Sykes.jpg

Location Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 20.02.08 1.38pm
Artefact Name Bodice
Artefact Description Well-worn. Poor condition. Late Victorian. Satin, black, glass beaded front (sewn on individually). Hand-made lace trim collar. Cut-work – backed with net. Leaves for the design.
Artefact Date 1890s
Artefact Stored In wardrobe in the study.
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Bodice_2.jpg
Sample Taken Threads and beads from all over.
Sample Image

History of Artefact Late Victorian – made using a sewing machine. This is the top half of a dress.

Historian - 'The garment is well-worn; it is thread bare on the arms and elbows.'
Historian Katy Ball
Previous Owners A neighbour
Special Memories ‘As a wardrobe mistress for the Festival Players (they work in the dockyard) I see costumes from an earlier period – it’s good to see something from a later period.’
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