River Mersey dress

child's dress styled and patterned to represent the river

Dressed for success!

Do you like to dress up in style? This fabulous outfit belonged to Astrid Caroe, the daughter of the Danish Consul in Liverpool. She dressed as the River Mersey for a fancy dress party at the Town Hall in 1912.

The Danish Consulate was one of many that supported emigrants in early 20th century Liverpool. The vibrant mix of people and trade meant the city had more foreign consulates than London.

Find out more about emigration at Merseyside Maritime Museum .

Accession number 1979.269A