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Christening cap made in Rushen Internment Camp

Date made: 1942

Place made: Port Erin

Description: A handmade christening cap made by a female internee at Rushen Internment Camp during the Second World War. The item was made by female internees in the Rushen Internment Camp for the donor when she was a baby and for her christening (c.1942-3). The donor’s parents had a coal merchants in Port St Mary and her aunt had a boarding house in Port Erin.

Materials: silk

Object name: cap

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2011-0040/2



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