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An article on page 30 of the Perth newspaper the Western Mail on January 9, 1930. The article reports on the discovery of a Viking burial ground in East Prussia dating from the ninth to eleventh centuries. The male burials were accompanied by a…

This article from the wedding column of the Western Mail gives an account of the wedding of Marjorie Christie and Norman J. Henry at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Perth, Western Australia, on 15 July 1933. The bride’s dress is…

In these pages, the latest fashion advice from London regarding bridal headgear is relayed. The article begins by informing readers that wealthy English brides were wearing diamond tiaras on their wedding days. However, it surmises, it was unlikely…

Included on this page from the Western Mail in 1935 is a photograph of three women, identified as the Petter sisters, dressed as ‘medieval angels’ at a Halloween Ball in London.

In this article from the Western Mail, news from Paris informs readers about a cheering crowd of 3000 people, mostly women, who mobbed Miss Barbara Hutton, the American Woolworths’ heiress, and Russian Prince Alexis Mdivani as they left the church…

In this column describing the latest fashion trends in 1928, the author suggests that alongside coat frocks, hats and fur pelts, the medieval style was making a comeback. Popular materials such as ring and chiffon velvets, brocades, satins and rich…

This newspaper article suggests that a renewed interest in Renaissance fashions and medieval handicrafts can be seen in the elaborate cord trimmings, satin embroidery, coloured fringes and tassels that were being incorporated into home decoration…