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Advert For Julius Richard Selbach's Umbrella

Advert For Julius Richard Selbach's Umbrella

Printer: Cole's Printing & Bookbinding Works

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.6626

Item number: 6626

Genre: Letter

Umbrellas like Selbach's Sightseer became an essential part of the male wardrobe in the early 1800s. Women had long used parasols but these were considered very feminine, and when men carried them they were considered eccentric or effeminate. Umbrellas in dark colours like blue and black were more masculine and were used like canes and walking sticks. They were carried tightly bound unlike parasols that were unfastened.

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