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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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VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN UMBRELLAS – A CASE STUDY (B 16)

Umbrellas for protection in the rain and parasols for the sun – here I will give a few examples of the first mentioned from the small coastal town of Whitby during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. 749 more words

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WATERPROOF GARMENTS – THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY (B 15)

It is uncertain for how long people have been making their clothes waterproof with various kinds of wax or tarpaulin, but at least in the 1700s these methods were in common use and in the preceding century the so-called oilskins became popular – for outdoor needs, working coats and particularly for seamen’s clothing. 869 more words

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TEXTILE SHOPKEEPERS IN A COASTAL TOWN – A CASE STUDY (B 13)

The research project “The Textile History of Whitby 1700-1914” which stretched over almost a decade and was published earlier this year has left me with some documents, photographs and odd bits of facts not possible to fit into the book. 724 more words

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