Object StatementCowboy chaps, 'Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys, Dale Evans Queen of the West', fancy dress costume, textile / plastic / metal, maker unknown, probably Australia, 1950-1980
Physical DescriptionFancy dress costume, cowboy chaps, 'Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys, Dale Evans Queen of the West', fabric / plastic, maker unknown, probably Australia, 1950-1980
Chaps are protective coverings for cowboy's legs. They were tied over trousers but, unlike trousers, have no seat and are not joined at the crotch. The chaps are finished in black and white, are decorated with sheriff stars, and feature a holster pocket and ties for the waist, and fastened with a metal buckle at the back. There is a faint imprint of text and graphics on the black section of the chaps referring to Roy Rogers 'King of the Cowboys', Dale Evans 'Queen of the West'.
MarksFaint imprint of image and text on the black section of the chaps, 'King of the Cowboys / Roy', 'Roy Rogers / Dale Evans / Trigger', 'Queen of the West / Dale'.
On the reverse side of the right chap at the top in blue ink is written 'MP'.
There is some mould on the black areas of the chaps.
On the reverse side of the right chap there is a large dark stain.
The left chap has three staples through it.
One of the hanging sheriff stars is missing.