Fencing jacket front view


Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

Edwardian woman's fencing jacket with long cuffed sleeves, high necked back, and 15 mother of pearl buttons and buttonholes. The jacket is made from heavy twilled linen in a natural colour and the front section is lined with white quilted cotton sateen and has hard breast shields incorporated. Inside there is a label which reads 'Melle HARVEY. This English-made fencing jacket is representative of the role of sport and sporting activities in the lives of affluent Edwardian women.


  • Title: Fencing jacket front view
  • Date Created: 1900-01-01/1930-12-31
  • Provenance: This garment was purchased at a Christie's auction.
  • Subject Keywords: Sport
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Amy Dale, History Trust of South Australia

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