Fashions for 1954
On the left, a caramel coloured restaurant suit in heavy silk shantung, its melting shoulder line, vertically seamed jacket, slanting pockets "are all allies for your pleasant evening". On the right, a New Look dress by Christian Dior in black paper taffeta with an alluring bell skirt and the tiniest of spencer jackets curving into an enormous draped collar
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series):
MEAT: "English beef was in fine condition."
This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange) is illustrated by a ruddy and rotund Eglish Country Squire taking great delight in the serving of probably the largest joint of beef you can imagine! Thankfully it does not appear it is all destined for his luncheon as there are other plates to be filled...!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Men Evening Dress 1893
Three variations of evening dress for 1893-4: dress tail coats with roll collar or step collar & a dress jacket. One man wears a black waistcoat & pumps the others wear white
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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