'Radio Times' embroidered magazine cover, made in Concord Military Hospital

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Concord
Accession Number REL29051
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Linen; Cotton; Embroidery cotton thread; Cardboard
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Concord
Date made c 1945-1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Light brown linen protective cover to take a copy of 'Radio Times'. Each side of the cover has a vertical pocket to hold the magazine in place (copy missing) and a rigid cardboard backing that is hinged down the centre with cotton adhesive tape. All the edges of the cover and pockets are edged with machine sewn blue cotton bias binding. The front of the cover is hand embroidered in red, browns, greens, blue, and white in stem and back stitch showing 'RADIO TIMES' in red at the top, musical notes, four violinists, brass instruments, and a singer or conductor in front of a musical score.

History / Summary

This embroidered cover was made in Concord Military Hospital c 1945-1945, by an Australian serviceman undergoing rehabilitation there as a result of his service in the Second World War. The name of the maker is unknown.