Malvina Dunreath music hall singer and long boot dancer
Malvina Dunreath music hall singer and long boot dancer. In costume, wearing ?little girl? knee length white dress with full skirt. Hair in long plaits with large bow. Balancing on long boots, originally made famous by Little Tich. This style of dress was popular in the music hall with the wearer striving to look childlike and innocent. Date: circa 1915
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Skating dress at Dickins and Jones advertisement
The 'ideal' skating dress in fine, Galashiels tweed with a full circular skirt, gored to allow ample width for movement. Available with knickers to match, and the Deeanjay skating boot made by expert craftsmen and cut from the finest Box Calf. Available from Dickins and Jones of Regent Street, London.
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Advert for London Shoe Company 1898
A selection of victorian boots, real whale skin for shooting, lady's field boot made from tan or blacking calf, button or lace, smart toe brogues. An interesting advert for Victorian branding for cycling shoes, this was solely by the 'London Shoe Company' under the directions of George Lacy Hillier an English racing cyclist, and an excellent all-around athlete. Barring a stamp on the sole of the shoe with the words 'The Lacy Hillier Shoe' they promoted a thin steel plate that was fixed between the inner and outer sole, rendering the fore part of the sole perfectly rigid, whilst the waist was made as light and pliable as possible.
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