Fashion - 1920s
In 1928, photographer Clifton R. Adams was commissioned by the National Geographic to document life in England. Adams’ Autochromes—a process of producing color images by using potato starch—present images that are seemingly at odds with the historical reality of the time, capturing the last of an England that was on the cusp of an irreversible change during the about the 1930s Depression.
On back of photo: Sept. 25, 1925 -- "To Uncle John from Edna Earl Gaston.” A later annotation indicates that “Uncle John” was John Clark, a “founder and Senior Warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and an organizer of their parochial school for blacks. Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina postcards in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Woman's sweater | Elsa Schiaparelli | Paris, Summer 1928 | Material: hand-knitted wool | The increased interest of the couture in sports fashions designed specifically for the beach and seaside was reflected in the popularity of nautical themes in clothing, such as anchor and star embroideries, sailor collars, and flannel jackets decorated with brass buttons for summer and resort wear | Philadelphia Museum of Art