The dress diary of Mrs Anne Sykes, secrets from a Victorian woman's wardrobe
Publication year: 2023
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
The hidden fabric of a Victorian woman's life - from family and friends to industry and Empire - told through her unique textile scrapbook.
Number of reservations: 1
This is a fascinating book, not least by demonstrating how the Victorians dressed not in shades of grey or sepia, as recorded by their photographs, but in a profusion of colour. Some pages of this personal collection of annotated swatches are illustrated. The author's descriptions of each swatch are at the back of the book.