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93/433/52 Play apron and packaging, childrens, 'Romper Room, Mr Do Bee play apron', cardboard / plastic, A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, Australia, 1980-1989. Click to enlarge.

‘Romper Room’ child’s play apron

Made by Lindsay's Leichhardt in Australia, Oceania, 1980-1989.

This item is from a collection of material relating to the children’s dress-up firm, A.L. Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, established by Albert Leslie Lindsay (1882-1957). It began in Sydney in the 1920s when Albert made Indian head dressers from left-over turkey feathers and children’s leather cowboy suits cut out on his kitchen table and sewn by the neighbourhood women on treadle sewing machines. A factory was then set up at 90-94 Parramatta Road, Stanmore, and by 1936 Albert’s ‘Big Chief’ range include...

Summary

Object No.

93/433/52

Object Statement

Play apron and packaging, childrens, 'Romper Room, Mr Do Bee play apron', cardboard / plastic, A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, Australia, 1980-1989

Physical Description

Double-sided yellow plastic bib with red and white striped binding. A red, yellow and black illustration of a bee is printed below the text 'I am a Romper Room Do Bee'. The apron is designed to slip over the child's head to protect the front and back of their clothing while playing. The apron is contained in it's original clear plastic packaging with a cardboard label attached.

Marks

'I AM A / ROMPER ROOM / DO BEE' is printed on the front of the apron.
'MR. DO BEE / PLAY APRON / WIPE TO CLEAN / LINDSAY'S LEICHHARDT PTY. LTD. PO BOX 90 LEICHHARDT NSW 2040 / ® TRADEMARK FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS' is printed on the cardboard label.

Dimensions

Width

380 mm

Production

Notes

The children's play apron was made by Lindsay's Leichhardt in Australia between 1980 and 1989.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

17 December 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Romper Room' child's play apron 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2019, <https://ma.as/136474>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/136474 |title='Romper Room' child's play apron |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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