Two smocks – The MERL

When you’re asked to imagine an iconic item of clothing the humble smock probably doesn’t come to mind. However, in this episode, Dr Ollie Douglas, Curator at The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), convinces me as to the importance of the smock to English identity. Design, how we align stories with historical objects and ferrets all feature too.

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Smock (object name)
Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/246). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading
Smock (object name)
Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/246). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.
Smock (object name)
Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/246). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.
Smock (object name)
Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/258). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.
Smock (object name)
Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/258). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.
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Smock from the collection of H. J. Massingham (MERL 51/258). Copyright Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.

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