Advertisement for clothing outfitters Hyam & Co.

Description

Hyam and Company was a successful Victorian clothing manufacturer and outfitters with a chain of shops in London, Birmingham and Leeds. This advertisement showcases the 'leading styles for the present season' for men and boys, complete with prices. Its manufactuing of suits for 'Eton, Harrow & Rugby' – top private schools – reveals that the company attracted wealthy customers who sought high quality clothing.

Full title:
Hyam & Co.'s Leading Styles for Home & School Wear
Format:
Advertisement / Ephemera / Illustration / Image
Creator:
Hyam and Co.
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
RB.31.b.95(48)

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