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  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14798

    This photograph shows a model wearing an outfit which illustrates the way in which old clothes can be re-worked and worn as new. The model, seen here leaning on an ornate plinth, wears a black chiffon blouse made from an old dinner dress, a long black...

  • COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20006

    The reception clerk at Colonial Centre, Alfred Stanismore (from British Honduras) stands on the steps of the club at 17 Russell Square to give directions to Mr Colley (a student of journalism from Gambia) and Mr Magzaka (a medical student from South...

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14782

    A model sits on a plinth beside some steps to show off her scarlet wool Utility frock by Dorville at John Lewis and Co. Ltd., with front-gathered skirt and shirt-waist top (cost: 11 coupons and 60/-). With this dress, the model is also wearing a white...

  • COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20004

    Pilot Officer J J Blair (right) from Jamaica signs in to the Colonial Centre at 17 Russell Square for the night. He is receiving his ticket for a cubicle (costing half a crown) from the reception clerk Mr Alfred Stanismore, from British Honduras....

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14784

    A model sits on a wall as she poses for the camera on a rooftop in Bloomsbury to show off her scarlet and white spot-printed Utility rayon shirt dress with front-buttoning. This dress costs 7 coupons and 53/-. She is wearing the dress with a white...

  • HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOW A BRITISH WOMAN DRESSES IN WARTIME: UTILITY CLOTHING IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14790

    A model leans against a low wall, her head angled downwards, to show off her outfit. She is wearing the jacket from a cyclamen Utility suit, bought from Dickins and Jones Ltd., for 18 coupons and 82/2d with a black skirt from another suit. She is also...

  • AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

    AFS EXHIBITION FOR NEW YORK, 1941

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

    D 2996

    A photograph showing an exhibition designed by the Ministry of Information relating to the work of the London Fire Brigade and the Auxiliary Fire Service, which is to be shipped to New York. The various panels of the display include 'Progress of an...

  • COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20011

    In the basement restaurant of the Colonial Centre at 17 Russell Square, men and women enjoy a meal. Mr P Thorpee (left) leans across to speak to Miss Rosamund Harding, sitting at a table with Mr D A Thomas and Mr C O E Cole. All four are from Sierra...

  • COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COLONIAL CENTRE: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE COLONIAL CLUB, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    D 20008

    In the basement kitchen of the Colonial Centre at 17 Russell Square, cook Frank Baldwin (from British Honduras) carves the roast. He is assisted by Miss A Calbinduras, seen here standing at the cooker, who is an evacuee from Gibraltar.

  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

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

    D 16833

    After collecting another load from the depot, Lilian Carpenter (left) and Vera Perkins pause in a Square in Bloomsbury to allow Snowball the horse to drink from a trough.

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