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Object: Costume design for Pageant of Empire [Fruit bearer]

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Title Costume design for Pageant of Empire [Fruit bearer]
Production Rodie, Mollie (artist), 1940-41, Wellington
Medium summary poster paint on paper
Materials paper, poster colour, ink
Classification drawings, design drawings, fashion illustrations
Technique illustration
Dimensions Overall: 252mm (Height) x 178mm (Width)
Credit line Gift of Marion F. Mackenzie (née Rodie), 2009
Registration number GH016532

This costume sketch was originally designed by Mollie Rodie in 1940 for the Red Cross Pageant held in Wellington Town Hall on 18 September 1940. Mollie may have redrawn this sketch for the grand finale of the Victory Queen Carnival in Wellington Town Hall 3-5 June 1941, which featured the same pageant again.

Pageants and queen carnivals were popular ways to raise money during World War II (1939-45).

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