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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Superintendent Stanley and three women police officers
Superintendent Sophia Stanley (served 1918-1922, seated), the first Superintendent of Women Police, and three women police officers (left to right: Elinor J Robertson, served 1919-1922, Charlotte Grace Dixon, later Mrs Anderson, served 1920-1924, and Sergeant Violet Butcher), wearing the new Stanley Uniform, introduced in 1919. The tunic was single-breasted with six metal buttons down the front and a snake clasp belt. The skirt was mid-calf length. Black woollen stockings were worn, and boots with a one-inch heel. The helmet was made of cork and hard felt. Although Harrods fitted and made the uniform, the material was coarse and uncomfortable. In 1926 changes were made to make it more comfortable and practical. Date: circa 1920
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European Bisons - young calf and a huge male
European Bisons - young calf and a huge male - react defensively seeing a visitor while resting together after feeding - a part of a larger herd living wild but fed supplementary - enclosure in a birch-forest (Bison bonasus L.). Okskii Wildlife Reserve near Ryazan - central Russia.
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