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Colchester Historeum


Accession number: 2014.171.1
Category: Protective Wear
Date: 1939 – 1945
Materials: Fibre, cotton.
Measurements: 97 cm L x 44 cm W
Marks/Label: "Miss Canada" on front bib
Description: Red apron (full with bib and buttons on back for closure). Words "Miss Canada" are printed on the front bib and a mapleleaf all with white lettering.
History of Use: These aprons were worn by girls during the Second World War. They were acquired as prizes for selling war stamps in school.