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This resource gallery has been developed to be used for pre visit preparatory work and for post visit reference. You will find a range of primary documents and material here that links to the themes in each unit. By clicking on any image below you can access background information on the source and also find out where it came from and where it is currently held.

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Lettice at a Garden Party

c. 1919-20


Garden parties punctuate many of the big house novels written in the nineteenth and early twentieth cenuries, such as Elizabeth Bowen's Last September. Note the fashion on display here. The older gentleman and lady (to the right) appear to be dressed less fashionably than the younger cople to the left. All wear hats, something we would rarely see today. Click here for some women's hat history

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