Trove Tuesday – Bottom Drawer

What’s in your bottom drawer?

No doubt the lovely ladies of Portland that overran Father Donoghue’s’ alter in last week’s Trove Tuesday post, Whispering Wedding Bells, would each have had a range of items in their bottom drawers ready to take them through to life as a married woman.

Vesta of the “Women to Women” column from the The Argus, explained on September 10, 1913 the essential items for a girl’s “bottom drawer” or “glory box”.  As you will see they must have been big drawers!

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WOMEN TO WOMEN. (1913, September 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 5. Retrieved March 19, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7243175

WOMEN TO WOMEN. (1913, September 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), p. 5. Retrieved March 19, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7243175

I couldn’t resist sharing these fashions from the same page:

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2 responses to “Trove Tuesday – Bottom Drawer

  • Catherine

    Great post!!! … In my day (the mid 1960′s) it was called a “Glory Box” or a “Hope Chest” and I remember being given a few items to “tuck away” way before then… at the age of 13!!!

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