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TEXTILE OBSERVATIONS FROM AN 1841 PLAN OF WHITBY

Maps and plans can often be valuable and informative primary sources for textile history research. This plan by Francis Pickernell over the coastal town of Whitby printed in 1841 is such an example, with its accompanying illustrative pictures. 984 more words

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REDUCED PRICES ON TEXTILE GOODS – ADVERTISING 1855-1914

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… 677 more words

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THE GREAT EXHIBITION IN 1851 – TEXTILE INFLUENCE ON A COASTAL TOWN

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. 801 more words

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JET & DRESSED IN BLACK – THE VICTORIAN PERIOD

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. 786 more words

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