Frocks and Togs: Children’s Textiles
November 19, 2011—December 2012
The clothing we wore as children shaped us in many ways, from being dressed in clothes that our parents thought looked “cute”, to being able to dress ourselves and finally, to finding that outfit that made us feel special. PPHM will explore children’s clothing from the first half of the past century and look at influences on children’s clothes over the years. For example, the British royal family was largely responsible for boys in Europe and America wearing sailor suits; changes in child rearing, marketing and manufacturing led to mass produced children’s clothes; and the movies, radio and television contributed to trends in children’s fashions.