Purple velvet coat, 1895-1900. Medieval-style collar. Entirely covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals of white felt.
Summer Sales Quickly Reached by Underground; by Mary Koop, 1925 ... but in other ways they were endearingly realistic, and are just as relevant today as they would have been when originally published. This 1925 poster shows a throng of summer sales shoppers more plausibly preparing to protect themselves from a sudden shower than an arid heat wave. Picture: London Transport Museum