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Katherine Parr. Part of the images of the wives of Henry VIII, this shows the face and bodice of Katherine Parr in a gorgeous French hood and mid-century dress.

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18th century 'open gown' - fabric woven about 1736-38, possibly in Spitalfields, London, the gown made about 1770-80.

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Reminds me of of the market in Maple Street, Penge where I shopped as as child with my mother and siblings, alll the shopping went in the tray under our Silver Cross pram which mum had first for me and then used for my brother and sister when they came along.akl

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Nicole and Mike McQuade are the husband and wife design-team behind The McQuades. After working independently for a handful of years, they joined forces three years ago and now run their own small design studio from their home in the heart of Haverford Township, Pennsylvania. Besides design, Mike is also an illustrator who has worked for clients that include Time Magazine, Wired, The New York Times and The Atlantic, and Nicole works as a freelance photographer. Together, they share their…

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from Period Wardrobe

His ‘Rose without a Thorn’

A re-creation of a Tudor gown ala Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, for display at Gainsborough Old Hall, to commemorate Henry and Catherine’s visit made as part of Henry’s Northern Progress in 1541.

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