Undress uniform and photograph, Charles Richard Walsh, wool/leather/paper, England/Australia, c.1914.
Outfit consisting of jacket, waistcoat, trousers, jabot and a pair of boots, and a black and white photograph.
The jacket is made of fine black wool and is fully lined with black silk and white and blue striped silk in the sleeves. The long sleeves have deep cuffs. High v-neckline and a short stand collar. There are two fake pocket flaps at the hip and an open vent at centre back. The vent is pleated and has open pocket-like section in both coat tails. Centre front opening with black silk covered buttons and fake corded button holes. This corded decoration is also on the cuffs, pocket flaps and centre back vent. The area around the armhole is padded slightly with the lining in this area quilted. There is one hook and eye at centre front.
The front of the short waistcoat is made of the same fabric while the back of black silk. It is fully lined with brown cotton. It has a v-neck and two small welt pockets at bust and two pocket flaps at the waist. There are five small black silk covered button centre front and an adjustable strap and black metal buckle at the waist at centre back. Left front has an inside pocket with a small white button fastening. There are two laundry tags stapled to the back near the hem.
The long trousers are of the same black wool with a high back and six black plastic buttons around the waist for braces. Centre front fly opening with six black buttons. An adjustable strap centre back with a black metal buckle. One bakc pocket with a covered button and two side seam pockets. Impressed on the buttons: 'HOLLE/SYDNEY'.
The jabot is made of off white tape lace with a floral motif. It is made into a small bow with two longer flaps falling underneath. It ties around the neck with narrow cream silk ribbon.
Pair of black leather ankle boots with elastic sides and blue and yellow loops at front and back for pulling boot on. Leather soles and innersoles. Squarish toe and short stacked heel. Impressed on right sole: 'ABBEY'.
The photograph is monochrome, sepia toned with a matt finish. It is a portrait shot of Charles Richard Walsh, Sheriff of the Supreme Court of NSW seated in a wig and gown and the undress uniform of office, the photograph is adhered to buff coloured back mount, unframed, photographers inscription lower left corner in white ink: 'THE CROWN STUDIOS/SYDNEY'.
Impressed on buttons of trousers: HOLLE/SYDNEY, inscribed on photograph: 'THE CROWN STUDIOS/SYDNEY.