Velvet, cotton, mother-of-pearl and metal
565 mm (length); 290 mm (width)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood
A boy's black velvet mourning dress (circa 1871). This dress belonged to a boy called Travers Buxton (born 10.12.1864) who wore them on the death of his mother in 1871. It has short puff sleeves, a round neck and a row of mother-of-pearl buttons in metal mount pieces down the front. It fastens at the neck with metal hook and eyes. The skirt is gathered at the waist and the whole dress is lined with white cotton fabric.
This dress is part of a set of mourning clothes belonging to a boy called Travers Buxton (born 10.12.1864) who wore them on the death of his mother in 1871.