Story: Clothes

Children in fancy dress, 1909

Children in fancy dress, 1909

Children love to dress up and pretend to be someone else. These children from the Carter and Martin families of Wellington dressed up to perform a 'Christy Minstrel' show. The original Christy's Minstrels were a band of white American actors who dressed up as black Americans to perform a minstrel show. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Fiona McKergow, 'Clothes - Children’s clothes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Fiona McKergow, published 5 Sep 2013