Historical information

This outfit was worn for competitive riding by Nancy Bland in 1930's.

Physical description

A woman's riding costume. It consists of a brown felt cap (2524.1); a long-sleeved, hand-made black lined coat made of serge with two black buttons and two pockets (2524.2); a cotton cloth badge with "MLC" inside an eight-pointed star pinned to the coat (2524.3); a gold tie clasp with a horse and rider jumping through a horseshoe (2524.4); a black silk tie (2524.6); a hand-made black and white herringbone patterned waistcoat, lined with blue striped silk material (2524.7); a pair of light brown jodhpur style riding breeches with patching on the inside of legs (2524.8); a pair of black leather calf high riding boots with leather soles (2524.9 and 2524.10).

Inscriptions & markings

2524.6 - "LOWES"
2524.8 - "Rankine & Dorrs Melbourne ARMY STORES REG"