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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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THE MISSES STANGOE – MILLINERS IN LATE VICTORIAN WHITBY (B 17)

Over time between 20 to 30 women worked in the millinery trade in the last two decades of 19th century Whitby, some as employed and others as apprentices or shop-keepers. 735 more words

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