Monday, November 12, 2007

In 1910 Maria Cape may well have caught the stage coach in her silk grosgrain coat and panelled black skirt. she was decorated by the Royal Navy for her efforts to ensure that the Fleet had fresh vegetables during WW1
The coach man's cloak was worn on the Minehead to Lynton route. there was much mirth when the luckless coachman's moustache dropped off.

1916 tea dress of fine Brussels lace. the head dress is of fine wired leaves. Anna Hartfield took tea and danced in this dress.

In the 1920's the bosom disappeared and dresses fell straight from the shoulder. This is Margaret Hartfield's beaded silk chiffon
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