The invention of photography in the nineteenth century provided a means of looking back into the not-too-distant past, and in this book the author makes use of this medium to share her interest in the clothes people wore. Covering the hundred years from 1900 to 1999, the book illustrates the clothes of 'ordinary' men, women and children through their own shnapshots and the work of local studio photographers.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The first twenty years; Between the wars; Wartime and after; The swinging sixties and fancy-dress seventies; A time of change; Conclusion - 1999; Further reading; Places to visit
Avril Lansdell, now retired, was Curator of Weybridge Museum from 1968 to 1989. She then spent severn years as a freelance lecturer on social and costume history.