Bodice, liberty; Peter Pan, England; [?]; CT89.1873b1
Bodice, libertyAbout this object
Liberty bodice; a girl's, white bodice, lined with fleece. Closes with seven rubber buttons down the front. Features buttons and straps for attaching to other items of clothing such as suspenders. 'Peter Pan' brand, made in England.
A Liberty bodice is an undergarment for women and girls invented towards the end of the 19th century, as an innovative alternative to a corset. It was a simply-shaped sleeveless bodice, often made of warm, fleecy fabric, usually with suspenders attached. It might be straight or slightly curvy, and sometimes had buttons to fasten on other undergarments like knickers or a petticoat/slip.
processed material, textile.Inscription and Marks
Printed on label: 'Peter Pan / MADE IN ENGLAND'Measurements
l 450mm x w 340mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type