Advert For Albert Brooks, Milliner & Fancy Draper
Printer: Williams & Straman
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for Albert Brooks milliner and fancy draper. The term milliner dates back to Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries when it meant supplier of fancy goods, like the straw hats and gloves that Milan was renowned for. It was only in the 1770s that the milliner started to design and make hats. It was in France that the decorative aspects of millinery were most sophisticated but England was known for it’s innovative styling. Hats were designed by milliners for their individual customers and were carefully crafted and decorated to match particular outfits or to be worn on particular occasions.