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Fashion on rations, how style on the home front was anything BUT black and white as the 2WW's enduring influence on the British high street is revealed. Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London

Fashion on rations: Style on the WW2 home front

Fashion on rations, how style on the home front was anything BUT black and white as the 2WW's enduring influence on the British high street is revealed. Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London

Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. Granted, not a great deal of skyscrapers here – none, to be precise – but there are loads of bridges. The one just being completed there in 1928 is the Tyne Bridge. That’s a good 9 years before the Golden Gate Bridge, incidentally.

Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. Granted, not a great deal of skyscrapers here – none, to be precise – but there are loads of bridges. The one just being completed there in 1928 is the Tyne Bridge. That’s a good 9 years before the Golden Gate Bridge, incidentally.

Fig 593. Islington High Street, west side from the north, 1930s. ILHC photograph

Fig 593. Islington High Street, west side from the north, 1930s. ILHC photograph

Nigel Henderson, Photograph of four young men outside a shop in East London c. 1951 © Nigel Henderson Estate

Nigel Henderson, Photograph of four young men outside a shop in East London c. 1951 © Nigel Henderson Estate

The earliest calls for women to be given the vote in the United Kingdom began in the nineteenth century, with local women’s groups organising petitions and distributing propaganda. This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.

The earliest calls for women to be given the vote in the United Kingdom began in the nineteenth century, with local women’s groups organising petitions and distributing propaganda. This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.

True Stories and Real People That Inspired AMERICAN HORROR...: Here is a breakdown on all the influences for the for… #Fx #Infographic

True Stories and Real People That Inspired AMERICAN HORROR...

True Stories and Real People That Inspired AMERICAN HORROR...: Here is a breakdown on all the influences for the for… #Fx #Infographic

1795 J.M.W. Turner (British Romantic landscape painter,water-colourist, and printmaker; 1775-1851) ~ Tintern Abbey, the Transept

1795 J.M.W. Turner (British Romantic landscape painter,water-colourist, and printmaker; 1775-1851) ~ Tintern Abbey, the Transept

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