Posts by venue: Fashion

First World War underwear

Underwear has changed a lot in the last one hundred years, especially for women, here’s some of our First World War era under garments…….. Combinations – an all-in-one piece that combined a camisole with long drawers, an underskirt would have… Read more

10 pairs of First World War shoes

As part of my work on the ‘Wor Life’ project I have been identifying First World War era clothing and textiles within Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums stores. Here are ten pairs of shoes; 1910-1914 – TWCMS : H16931… Read more

First World War Era Outerwear.

As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project I have been identifying First World War era clothing and textiles within the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums collection.  Here I will show you seven beautiful outer garments. 1910-1914 – TWCMS : J6778… Read more

Top Ten Hats: Part Two

In this part we would like to introduce five more of the top ten hats. In the collection there are 35 bonnets, nine of which are mourning bonnets. This one dates back to 1890 and is a fine example with… Read more

Top Ten Bags : Part Two

This blog concludes the top ten bags list, here are the final five. The first is one of the smallest bags that we came across and dates to around 1900. It is made of a very fine silver chain and has… Read more