Pair of brown leather lace-up baby's boots. The boots were worn about 1898 by a 15-month-old baby girl, Olive, who later became Mrs Olive Bright. In a letter to the Museum in 1979, she describes them as her 'first little leather boots'. Olive was born about 1897, probably in Melbourne, and lived in Brunswick into old age.
Pair of brown leather lace-up baby's boots. Laces up to ankle. No heel. Cardboard insole.
The donor explained in correspondence to the Museum in 1979 that her grandmother lived in Bright Street, Melbourne, near the Yarra, when the Princes Bridge was being built. The first wooden bridge across the Yarra was built in 1845; the first stone bridge was opened there five years later, in 1850. The current bridge was opened in 1888.
Donation from Mrs Olive Bright, 14/01/1980
Type of item
10.5 cm (Length), 4 cm (Width), 7.8 cm (Height)