Jayne Shrimpton


Professional dress historian & portrait specialist. Consultant, lecturer, author of books/articles dates family photos & artworks, writes on fashion history

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Victorian craftsmen c.1870s. Wheelwrights? Carpenters? Does anyone know what the paddle-shaped item is please?

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Lovely studio portrait (postcard) of a fashionable young woman from North London, 1938 #oldphotos #familyhistory

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Seaside tintype photo, early 1900s. Location could be Skegness or Scarborough. Does anyone recognise the setting?

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#Victorian portrait, London Mutual Photographic Association, 1866. Fashionable coloured striped gown; typical hair

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For Universal Children's Day, a studio photo of a little boy aged 4, photographed to mark his 'breeching' in 1880

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A rare, evocative photograph for #RemembranceDay - The Saddlers' Shop at Gallipoli, 1915 #WW1 #oldphotos

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Does anyone recognise any people in this wedding scene c.1901-05? Poplar area, East London. Unknown bride & groom

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Stage costumes from Jekyll & Hyde (represented as a woman) spotted at Emporium, new theatre and cafe/bar #Brighton

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Postcard, 1925: one of my favourite photos from new book 'British Fashion in the 1920s' http://tinyurl.com/kr78vwb

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This snapshot always goes down well at Hampshire photo talks: Farming at Hinton Woodlands, Bramdean, 1918 #WW1

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Two girls photographed on Brighton seafront, c.1925-32, one holding a box camera. Does anyone know who they are?

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Need a visual fix after staring at printed pages all day. Here's a favourite pic from forthcoming book: boy c.1888

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Can anyone please identify the location of this 1946 family snapshot? Could be Selsey, E. Sussex or similar area

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Beaded chiffon dance dress from 'Fashion in the 1920s' http://tinyurl.com/lhcnprb #TextileTuesday

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Silver lame brocade 1920s dance shoes from . Pictured in my new book: http://tinyurl.com/kr78vwb

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Black velvet, gold-stencilled opera coat from my new Shire book, 'Fashion in the 1920s' http://tinyurl.com/kr78vwb

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1920s ivory silk satin/net/lace wedding dress from my new book, 'Fashion in the 1920s' http://tinyurl.com/lhcnprb

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Beaded & sequinned silk/chiffon evening dress c1920, from my book Fashion in the 1920s: http://tinyurl.com/lhcnprb

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A long shot but can anyone positively identify 'baby Joan', her mother or nurse in this christening photo c1914-19

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A long shot but can anyone positively identify 'baby Joan', her mother or nurse in this christening photo c1914-19

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