Bloomers made from flourbags with printing still visible. Elastic at waist with frill at leg.
Named after Amelia Bloomer who popularised the garment in order to ride a bicycle modestly. During the 1850s and 1860s they were worn by woman activists involved in dress reform and the woman's rights movement. They became popular during the 1910s and 1920s.
date: 19th Century replica
maximum dimension: 420mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
subject themes: Costume, Fashion, Culture, History, Women
handling collection number: HC5
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