What’s in your bottom drawer?
No doubt the lovely ladies of Portland that overran Father Donoghue’s’ alter in last week’s Trove Tuesday post, Whispering Wedding Bells, would each have had a range of items in their bottom drawers ready to take them through to life as a married woman.
Vesta of the “Women to Women” column from the The Argus, explained on September 10, 1913 the essential items for a girl’s “bottom drawer” or “glory box”. As you will see they must have been big drawers!
I couldn’t resist sharing these fashions from the same page: