Object: Costume design for Pageant of Empire, ’Spirit of India’
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|Title||Costume design for Pageant of Empire, ’Spirit of India’|
Rodie, Mollie (artist), 1940-41, Wellington
|Medium summary||poster paint on paper|
|Materials||paper, poster colour, ink|
|Classification||drawings, design drawings, fashion illustrations|
x 176mm (Width)
|Credit line||Gift of Marion F. Mackenzie (née Rodie), 2009|
Pageants and queen carnivals were popular ways to raise money during World War II (1939-45). Mollie’s aspiration in creating this costume was to represent the spirit of the British Empire at a time when news from the battlefront was grim.
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