SMOC Victorian Childhood Collectibles

December 2021



Roedde House Museum has taken on a unique exhibition opportunity with the Society for the Museum of Original Costume and will be exhibiting and selling Victorian childhood collectibles for a limited time this December. You can purchase on site, directly from the cases. All sales will be shared between SMOC and Roedde House Museum and will go towards the care and upkeep of the collections of both societies. This is a rare opportunity for locals to purchase unique childhood treasures and support two small non-profit historical societies! All items are at reduced prices and open to offers.


Joyce O. Maguire was one of the most committed collectors of antique children’s clothing and textiles in Vancouver. In a period of 15 years, she had accumulated a vast collection. Her collection is spectacular and includes clothing from the latter part of the 18th century (including two pairs of underpants that are said to have belonged to Edward VII when he was a baby in the 1840s).
When she died, her collection was turned over to SMOC, by her husband Jerry, on the understanding that it would be sorted, with serious artifacts being kept, and the rest being sold at SMOC’s discretion in order to support their mission and the care of their general collections.


Founded in 1992 to collect historic fashion, traditional costume, and textiles, to create a museum of historic fashion and fabric arts. They are home to thousands of artifacts that date from circa 1800 to present.

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