“Royalty leads the Fashion”
Brain and silly connections
I like the radio on first thing in the morning as ‘mind wallpaper’, and yesterday there was an item about Royalty leading present fashions, with particular reference to the Duchess of Cambridge and interest in London during Olympic year.
None of the aspects of the piece were my thing, but it must have lodged in some corner or other of the gelatinous globule I use in place of a brain.
This a.m., whilst trying to find out if we’d fixed my camera, I was taking various shots of whatever was lying around. Lo and behold, something caught my eye, rang distant bells, latched itself on to yesterday’s mind file and was thrown out in to the glorious light of day.
It’s from The Graphic, June 14 1902:
I’ve chopped off the further info, so for those itching to know the sizing and prices, (all emphases and caps as in ad) it reads:
“For Boy of 3 ft. 2 in.”
“In Washing Materials – from 6s. 6d.
In Indigo_dyed Blue Serges, warranted to withstand sea-air and sun from 9s. 9d.
Flannel Frontlet, from 6d. Whistle and Cord, from 6d. Silk Neckerchief, from 1s. 3d.“
[Apologies if the above is no longer aligned correctly. Never had so much trouble getting text layout the way I wanted. Just not WYSIWYG on my mini computer. Grinding and gnashing of teeth.]
The advertisement was place by Samuel Brothers Ltd on Ludgate Hill, but they’ll send you a catalogue and patterns post free.
Ah, yes, sorry, 110 year’s too late, ahem.
Another item I used to test what’s going on with the lens reflects the Edwardian interest in the Baronial Hall idea and the whole Elizabethan/Tudor thing with the image of their ‘Elizabethan Dining Room’ design.
Lovely, isn’t it? Great adverts below Waring’s too.
Well that was fun but, unfortunately, it’s still not clear whether we’ve completely solved the problem with the wee camera or only been partially successful. Off to do some plant macros and see what we get.