maandag 12 februari 2018

Victoria's kousen

De tv serie Victoria is op dit moment te zien op NPO. Het Royal Palace heeft een paar (kwetsbare!) kousen in haar bezit van deze koningin, welke nu ook online te bewonderen zijn:



These silk embroidered stockings belonged to Queen Victoria who later gave them away to an acquaintance


Victoria gave away her clothing to servants and acquaintances throughout her life, including to Samuel and Eunice Bagster. Samuel was honoured by the Queen for his compilation of ‘Bagster’s Comprehensive Bible’ and Victoria also knew his wife and visited Eunice at her cottage in 1877. Among the clothing that the Bagsters received was a pair of cream silk stockings embroidered with crowns and the initials VR. Eunice Bagster’s care of the stockings that she was given by the Queen accounts for their survival until today.

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