Reference number
  • F/004
  • Collection
  • 1930s
Extent and medium
  • One folder containing drawings
  • Ten pencil drawings showing typical women's fashion of the 1930s, all signed "A Posner". The drawings include a main image and smaller sketches of the clothes from different angles. There are annotations about fabric, trimmings and orders.
Administrative history
  • Nothing is known about A Posner. As the Victoria and Albert Museum notes: "many hundreds of now-anonymous dressmakers and designers ... existed in towns and cities across the country until the middle of the 20th century mass-market ready-to-wear clothing came to dominate fashion" (source: [](
Conditions governing access
  • Open and available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Copies may be taken for private research purposes only.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • Purchased for the Library at unknown date and later transferred to the Archive.
Related units of description
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum also holds sketches by Posner, reference E.615-1972.
Archivist's note
  • Catalogued by Katharine Short, December 2015.