Professional dress historian & portrait specialist. Consultant, lecturer, author of books/articles dates family photos & artworks, writes on fashion history
A hot sunny day today in Sussex, like this day on Worthing beach, captured in a family snapshot dated August 1935
Village store & P.O. (est 1780), Firle, E Sussex. 18thC wooden counter has rule for measuring yards/nails of cloth
Bill Shrimpton (1916-99): Sergeant, Royal Engineers, Airfield Construction Group, N. France, 1944 #DDay70 #WW2
Honor, wife of Canon Thursby Pitts. Courtesy Dr John Carpenter, Local Studies Section, Loughborough Public Library
Rectory Garden, Loughborough, late 1890s. From Dr John Carpenter, Volunteer, Local Studies, Loughborough Pub Lib
My office today - perfect for proof reading and indexing my forthcoming book @Shirepublisher Fashion in the 1940s
Does anyone recognise Harry Walters? Photo 1910s/early 20s. Was in Yorkshire 1908 but perhaps emigrated to America
Do you know Harry Walters? Postcard photo 1910s/early 1920s. He was in Yorkshire 1908 but may have emigrated to US
Can anyone help w/ this Liverpool gravestone photo? Seeking info re Annie, daughter Wm/Ellen Armstrong, died 1890
Mother, Baby and Teddy, 1959. Happy Mothers Day! #MotheringSunday #MothersDay #oldphotos #familyhistory #genealogy
Might have guessed her occupation... A young milliner, aged 16/17, photographed in #Cornwall studio c.1898-1900.
'The Queen of Sheba' or Skittle Enjoys the Sunshine (plus Otto's tail) - 3.30pm in sunny #Brighton
Happy #ValentinesDay ! Here's a fine wedding studio photograph (postcard) c1910, taken by Bournemouth photographer
Victorian craftsmen c.1870s. Wheelwrights? Carpenters? Does anyone know what the paddle-shaped item is please?
Lovely studio portrait (postcard) of a fashionable young woman from North London, 1938 #oldphotos #familyhistory
Seaside tintype photo, early 1900s. Location could be Skegness or Scarborough. Does anyone recognise the setting?
#Victorian portrait, London Mutual Photographic Association, 1866. Fashionable coloured striped gown; typical hair
For Universal Children's Day, a studio photo of a little boy aged 4, photographed to mark his 'breeching' in 1880
A rare, evocative photograph for #RemembranceDay - The Saddlers' Shop at Gallipoli, 1915 #WW1 #oldphotos
Does anyone recognise any people in this wedding scene c.1901-05? Poplar area, East London. Unknown bride & groom
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