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REDUCED PRICES ON TEXTILE GOODS – ADVERTISING 1855-1914 (B 23)

Drapers, tailors, dressmakers, milliners and other similar shop-keepers could have various reasons for offering goods to a lower price than normal. Advertisements giving evidence for this type of information to the customers were often mentioned in the terms of “reduced prices” or “special value” – whilst “sales” seldom were associated with a lowering of the price at this period according to adverts in… 684 more words

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THE GREAT EXHIBITION IN 1851 – TEXTILE INFLUENCE ON A COASTAL TOWN (B 22)


The Great Exhibition of 1851 displayed among many other technical inventions a considerable number of tools and machines that facilitated the preparation of every kind of textile. 809 more words

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JET & DRESSED IN BLACK – THE VICTORIAN PERIOD (B 20)

Mourning traditions and dressed in black have been described from several angles in my book The Textile History of Whitby 1700-1914, which will here be exemplified by two short capes kept at Whitby Museum, advertisements from the local newspaper, censuses and a photograph showing a jet workshop from the 1890s. 793 more words

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EARLY PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS & VICTORIAN ADVERTISING (B 18)

Whitby photographs depicting textiles and clothing can be traced back to the 1860s, but there is evidence suggesting that a photographic portrait studio was introduced already in 1848 via local advertisements in the 1856 Whitby Gazette – describing that the Mr W. 744 more words

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