Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 6, 2014

Artifact of the Week. Men’s collars.


With modern prefabricated shirts it is easy to forget that collars were once separate items of clothing.

The page from this reprinted 1910 – 1911 Hudson’s Bay Company catalogue shows some of the variations.

collar 002A collection of starched “Success” collars are shown on the right.  An early 20th century collar bag is seen to the left.  The collar bag was donated to the Cornwall Museum by Eloda McGill in 1975.  The bag belonged to the donor’s uncle Bob Dixon.

collar 001

This leather soft collar wallet was given as a Christmas present in 1922.  The wallet was donated by Ron Begg.

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