Women's clothing is divided into Fashion (prints and plates) and Women's Clothes and Millinery (advertising) The latter has been catalogued and digitised as part of the ProQuest project. The Fashion boxes are uncatalogued, except for the satirical prints relating to Bloomerism, Dandies etc. which appear on the VADS site.
JJ Coll: Women's Clothes and Millinery 7 (33b)
Advertisements very often depict women, whose charms helped to sell products whether or not they were aimed at a female market, just as they do today. While the women are frequently idealised, representing aspiration (to beauty, elegance, domestic perfection), they also mirror their age in terms of fashions, furnishings and myriad small details of daily life.
The Advertising section has been catalogued and digitised within our ProQuest project, with the exception of: Electricity & Electrical Appliances, Fire Fighting, Fortnum & Mason, Furniture, Gramophones, Horticulture, Housing & Houses, Musical Instruments, Office Equipment, Scientific Instruments, Shell-Mex, Television, Tobacco, and Wireless. Records and images can be seen through our ProQuest project. Women are indexed as subjects of illustration, but do use the 'Select from a list' to maximise the usefulness of this iconographic indexing.
Top left: JJColl: Oil and Candles 3 (40a), c. 1910
Top right: JJColl: Tea and Coffee 3 (41) c. 1910-1930
Bottom left:JJColl: Window Bills and Advertisements folder 5 (30), c.1890-1910
Bottom right: JJ Coll: Patent Medicines 1 (18b), c.1900-1910
Top: Trade card for Wood, London. JJ Coll: Trade Cards 3 (55)
Bottom: Interior of Rudolph Ackermann's print shop. JJColl: Ackermann folder