Rare 20th Century maternity wear on display at Walker Art Gallery
A RARE example of early 20th Century maternity wear will feature in a new costume display at the Walker Art Gallery.
Fourteen garments owned by Liverpool doctor’s wife Emily Tinne give an insight into the life of the middle-class in post-Edwardian society.
The maternity dress is among several of the items which have never been on public display before. It is one of three surviving maternity garments from the collection, although it was likely there were many more as Mrs Tinne had seven children between 1911 and 1929.
Pauline Rushton, curator of costume and textiles, said: “The Tinne collection is so remarkable because much of it is so beautifully preserved.”
Mrs Tinne’s Wardrobe will be on display until summer 2013.