Long pink silk petticoat with shoe string straps. Used circa 1920.
Used by Minnie Anderson or her daughter Betty. Mary 'Minnie' Lloyd Anderson was one of five children of renowned architect Lloyd Tayler (1830-1900) and Sarah Toller. She married James Caldwell Anderson; they had a son and three daughters. The family lived at 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew, designed by Lloyd Tayler. She died in 1951, aged 91.
Betty (Elizabeth) was the daughter of James Caldwell Anderson and Mary Lloyd Anderson, and grand-daughter of renowned architect Lloyd Tayler. Born in 1889, Betty was one of four siblings, all of whom she outlived. The family lived at 'Mynda', 5 Molesworth Street, Kew, Melbourne. Betty served in the Red Cross during World War I, although details are confined to a nurse's apron and a photograph. She never married, and lived to the age of 92, passing away in 1982.
Long pink silk petticoat with shoe string straps. Petticoat has no obvious decoration. There are panels of fine pink satin near the bottom of the petticoat, which appear to have been hand sewn.
Donation from Mrs Elizabeth Brodribb, 29 Mar 1989
Type of item
132 cm (Length), 87 cm (Width)
Width measured at bottom of petticoat.