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Tailoring industry - the Montague Burton archive
Founded by Montague Burton, a Lithuanian immigrant, Burton's became one of the largest multiple tailoring firms in the world, with 600 shops nationwide in 1939.
Montague Burton archive 1900 - 1930
Montague Burton archive 1931 - 1939
Montague Burton archive 1940 - 1950
Montague Burton archive 1951 - 1960
Montague Burton archive 1961 - 1980
Tea plantations 1860-1956
Tea was first cultivated in China and reached Europe in the 17th century becoming a highly valued commodity. The British established their first plantations in India in the 1820s.
Textiles from South Asia
This is a small sample of South Asian textiles from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections.
The First World War - Percy Levy's Book of Life
The 'Book of Life' is an album created by Percy Levy (1892-1964) during the 1920s. It provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class Jewish family in London in the early 20th century and the experiences of an officer on the Western Front during the First World War.
Do not feel disappointed if you do not find exactly what you are looking for because these are only examples of what you could find. Feel free to have a go and search the Catalogue for yourself ... this is only the tip of the iceberg!
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