circa 1960 - circa 1969
Cotton, wool and plastic
315 mm (length); 330 mm (width)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
On show at
The waistcoat from a child's outfit for dressing up as a 'cowboy' (1960s). It consists of a waistcoat and trousers, made from red cotton fabric, printed in white with 'wild west' images which are very faded. The waistcoat, which has a red and white plastic star at the top edge of each front, is edged with red and yellow, looped woollen braid. The donor used to wear this with a black felt hat with a star on the front, and carry a plastic 6-gun 'just like the real thing'. He cannot remember if these items all came together as a set. He was aged about 5 or 6 when he was given this set, in the 1960s.