Mary Taylor (1889 – 1982)

The cover of Mary Taylor's Autobiography

Mary in her early 20s

Mary in her 40s

 The dress is in ribbed green silk brocaded in a large cream trellis design with realistic flowers and folliage. It and a lace ruffle were donated to the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath in 1952 by Mrs Mary Linley Taylor (then of White Lodge, 32 Bath Road, Maidenhead, Berks). The dress was given the object number BATVG:M:1952.57. The entire costume collection from Victoria Art Gallery was transferred to the Fashion Museum some years later (1980s?)  The object number of the dress there is BATMC I.09.1037 (LOAN).