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  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 259

    The master tailor (right) at this tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) helps a new Belgian customer to select cloth for his suit.

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 949

    A group of five young Belgian refugees laugh and smile for the camera, somewhere in London, 1940.

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 945

    A group of smiling Belgian refugees sit at a long table, holding out their plates for a piece of the bread which is being sliced by an adult on the left of the photograph. As well as the loaf of bread and the children's cups, several large bottles...

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 947

    A close up view of seven Belgian refugee children sitting at a long table, their mugs in front of them on the table, as they patiently await their afternoon tea.

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 265

    A Belgian customer examines his reflection during his final fitting for a new suit at a London tailoring firm, probably Anderson's on Savile Row. He is assisted by the master tailor. The original caption states that small alterations may still be...

  • WARTIME HAIR DRESSER: THE WORK OF STEINER'S SALON, GROSVENOR STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    WARTIME HAIR DRESSER: THE WORK OF STEINER'S SALON, GROSVENOR STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 18218

    Manicurist Celia at work on a customer at Steiner's salon in London's Grosvenor Street, although wartime restrictions mean that no nail varnish is used. According to the original caption, Celia "is a Belgian who escaped to Britain after...

  • BELGIAN CLUBS AND CAFES IN LONDON: REST, RELAXATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BELGIAN CLUBS AND CAFES IN LONDON: REST, RELAXATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 25120

    Three Belgian airmen enjoy a meal at a London restaurant called 'Chez Rose'.

  • BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    BELGIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 944

    Four young Belgian refugees enjoy bread and jam for tea at their billet, somewhere in London, their faces covered in jam. A bottle of milk can be clearly seen on the table.

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 267

    The master tailor at a tailoring firm in London (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) takes the measurements of a new Belgian customer. These measurements are carefully recorded and are used to make a paper pattern which will in turn be used to cut...

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 261

    A Belgian customer has his first fitting for a suit at a London tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row). The master tailor is marking any minor alterations on the loosely-tacked suit which will need to be made to create a perfect fit.

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