In the Victorian pram

In our previous post, we saw the boy in the pram, wearing a dress and cape, more suited to a baby who was carried. Older children, who could sit up, were strapped into a pram and their feet would fit down into the foot well. Our pram was made to take two children, so we have found late Victorian garments for another child to sit in the pram with the little boy.

His sister is wearing the heavily embroidered winter coat, which we have featured in detail before. (See A child’s winter coat – 1890s.)

The hat she is wearing would not have been part of her outfit. In fact, it dates from about 1910, so is twenty years too modern, but that was the closest we could get.

We will take a closer look at the pram another time.

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