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A Mitcham lady of fashion

A Mitcham lady of fashion

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Date Photo Taken 1st January 0001
Partial / Incomplete Date c.1868
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Stakeholder Image No
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln33
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History This image shows a young woman wearing a crinoline (a stiff petticoat, designed to hold out a woman’s skirt) and what was known as a ‘pork-pie’ hat. This type of fashion was starting to diminish by the late 1870’s.

Behind the lady, the bridge at The Grove, Carshalton can be seen.

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