Friday September 7, 2012

Stepping out in style

Clothes say a lot about who we are and what we do and since the introduction of photography in the 19th century we have closely observed and copied what others are wearing.

‘Mosman Dresses Up’, one of the many events associated with History Week, is a wonderful glimpse into how locals dressed for work, rest and play.

Featured are families dressed for the traditional portrait shot; the first Mosman Football team in stylish jerseys in 1890; Mosman Primary girls in demure Edwardian dresses; a 1930s Mosman Musical Society ballet troupe in satin and silk costumes; a group of five elegantly dressed women at the opening of the Mosman Library in 1952.

These and more can be seen alongside fabulous studio portraits of Archibald Mosman, his wife Harriet and children dating from 1860.

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