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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 20012

    Law student Mr N'jie unpacks his suitcase in his cubicle at the Colonial Centre at 17 Russell Square, London. Mr N'jie is from Gambia. According to the original caption "members pay 2/6 a night for a cubicle, 2/- for a bed in a dormitory...

  • 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 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...

  • AUSTERITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    AUSTERITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14818

    Two models pose for the camera on a Bloomsbury rooftop. The model on the left is holding a camera as if taking a photograph and is wearing a blue flecked tweed Utility suit from Dereta, whilst her colleague sports an emerald green woollen frock with a...

  • UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14846

    A young model poses on a small flight of steps in the bloomsbury area to show off her checked suit, costing 18 coupons. The original caption describes this suit as 'juvenile', rather than adult.

  • COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

    COLONIAL STUDENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN: STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1946

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

    D 29302

    Mr S H Chileshe from Kasama, Northern Rhodesia, listens to a record during a linguistics lesson at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). According to the original caption, Mr Chileshe was educated at Waddilove Methodist Mission in Southern...

  • AUSTERITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    AUSTERITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

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

    D 14820

    Although certain design details were forbidden as they were a waste of valuable raw materials, wartime "austerity" fashions were not drab, as this purple, green and mauve dress (which cost 7 clothing coupons), designed by Norman Hartnell,...

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