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Bathing cap

orange sateen bathing cap with flower adornment on left hand side and bows

Bathing cap of orange cotton sateen, backed with a rubber solution to make it waterproof. Shallow crown gathered into band around forehead, decorated at centre front with three horizontal pleats of cream silk, and at each side with a cotton sateen rosette.

Can be adjusted to head size by means of red woollen drawstring tape at centre back.

Made to match the red-orange wool serge bathing costume and espadrilles that Emily Tinne wore on her honeymoon, which were also featured in the exhibition.

  • Rubberised cotton sateen, 1910
  • Accession numbers 1967.187.388c
  • Tunic labelled LY& J Nathan, 4 Hardman Street, Liverpool