While FATE is not an open resource for the general public for our major collection, on this page the beginnings of a digital catalogue based on the garments, textiles, photographs and ephemera that have been kindly donated by individual donors for educational purposes can be seen.
We are grateful towards the individuals who have made past donations to FATE, and we welcome future donors who are interested in donating garments, textiles, photographs and ephemera to the archive to be in contact with us via email.
This late victorian bodices was purchased from a lady in her 80s. Best friends with Frances. The bodice belonged to Francis’s mother.
This bodice was found together with a photograph of young Frances with her friends, captured in 1924 when they were on a hiking trip from Tiption to Adrian, Michigan, USA. This information was noted with handwriting on both sides of the photograph.
The Pyjamas were machine-made from flat 2-dimensional patterns as deviations from the traditional Chinese Robe design. The top of the Pyjamas were cut in one flat piece, then folded and joined at the side seams. The print design was applied to the pattern piece as placement print before being cut-out, which allows this type of design to be produced at an industrial scale. The flat patterns of the trousers have been designed so that it can be joined from the central leg seam.
From an archival perspective having the portrait of Miss Mabel Bostock donated with the garments gives context and knowledge to future researchers. FATE archive specifically holds a collection of garments and textiles with their related photographs and ephemera.
The photograph is by “Edwin Hadley 9 Pelham Street, Nottingham TEL 4024 And 14 Church Street, Sheffield Cent 4285” dated to circa 1920’s.
From an archival perspective having the portrait of Miss Mabel Bostock donated with the garments gives context and knowledge to future researchers. FATE archive specifically holds a collection of garments and textiles with their related photographs and ephemera