Alternative Name(s): Evening Jacket
Evening jacket of floral printed silk georgette with overwoven floral design in gold metallic thread. Used circa 1930
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.
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.
Evening jacket of floral printed silk georgette with overwoven floral design in gold metallic thread. Orange fawn stylised poppy design. Has green stems and buds blue centres on black background. Straight style with front opening closed with one self-covered button and material loop at waist. Set in sleeves ending in slightly gathered cuff, finished at wrist with narrow band and flat bow. Collar faced with beige fur, possibly. Jacket lined with bright yellow georgette finished with self ruching. Small pocket on RHS finished with ruching edges. Sleeve lining has had yellow satin ribbon added to cuff.
Donation from Mrs Elizabeth Brodribb, 16 Jun 1988
Place & Date Used
Type of item
630 mm (Height)
Nape to hem
350 mm (Width)
Shoulder to shoulder
605 mm (Height)
Top of sleeve to cuff