★ Vintage Advert for Whitworth Cycles
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★ Vintage Advert for Whitworth Cycles

★ Isn’t this advert for Whitworth Cycles just great?! Dating from around 1890, it’s by the famous Romanian artist, Jean de Paleologu. With the six pretty girls gazing down admiringly at the dashing young cyclist, it reflects the now-often-forgotten fact that during cycling’s… Continue reading

★ Taffeta Promenade Dress, c.1870
~ Things of the Past

★ Taffeta Promenade Dress, c.1870

★ How sensational is this dress?! The colour is amazing! It was made in the United States around 1870, and that date, together with the rich and vibrant colour, suggests it was dyed with a then still relatively new aniline dye. Aniline dyes were the first synthetic dyes ever made, and… Continue reading