Object: Costume design for Pageant of British Queens, ’Lady Janet’
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|Title||Costume design for Pageant of British Queens, ’Lady Janet’|
Rodie, Mollie (artist), 1939, Wellington
|Medium summary||poster paint on paper|
|Materials||paper, poster colour, ink|
|Classification||drawings, design drawings, fashion illustrations|
x 246mm (Width)
|Credit line||Gift of Marion F. Mackenzie (née Rodie), 2009|
This costume sketch was created by Mollie Rodie for the 'Spirit of Empire' pageant held as part of the Wellington Centennial Exhibition, November 1939 - March 1940.
The pageant included a parade of British queens, their attendants and ladies-in-waiting. The pageant was so successful that the costumes were reused again for a Red Cross pageant in September 1940, and again for the 'Procession of Queens of Britain' at the Victory Queen Carnival grand finale, Wellington Town Hall, June 1941.
Pageants and queen carnivals were popular ways to raise money during the Second World War (1939-45).
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