An enamelled alms bowl with fleurs-de-lys and arabesque ornaments. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. 13th century.
Man in striped suit with frock coat, flat hat, lace-up tie and checked waistcoat. The woman wears a voluminous dress, the waist figure accentuated, the skirt supported by a steel frame.
Early Victorian. 1840-1865. The crinoline of the mid-forties was probably the most concealing costume ever worn by women.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
This man and woman on their way to church are dressed in a manner becoming the late Victorian aristocrats on a semiformal afternoon occasion.
The bay of Eastbourne is remarkably fine; to the west extends a strong wall rising up to Beachy Head, and crowned with a lighthouse.
Torquay is a town on the south coast of England, with exceptional beauty and climate.
The ancient city of Canterbury is chiefly remarkable for its churches, especially for its magnificent Cathedral, which is eight centuries old.
Jack Rattenbury. The smugglers; picturesque chapters in the story of an ancient craft by Charles George Harper.
The Owlers sold wool out of England and secretly shipped it at night from the shores of Kent and Sussex.