Reference number
  • F/007
  • Collection
  • 1954
Extent and medium
  • 12 posters
  • 12 posters illustrating European national costumes from Belgium, Portugal, Holland, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria. The coloured illustrations are accompanied by explanatory text.
Administrative history
  • ┆This set of 12 posters was issued by the Department of Education of the International Wool Secretariat, then based at Dorland House, SW1. The International Wool Secretariat is now the Woolmark Company. According to a note in the *Children's Newspaper* of March 1954, the set cost 7s 6d. The posters were illustrated by artists including the well known book illustrator Edward Mortelmans (1915-2008). They were designed and produced by C.J. Lytle (Advertising) Ltd and printed by Alabaster, Passmore and Sons Ltd.
Conditions governing access
  • Available for general access. External researchers are advised to contact the Archivist for an appointment.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Photography is allowed for private research purposes only. Copyright is held by a third party.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • The posters were purchased as a fashion and textiles teaching resource and held in the Library before being transferred to the Archive.
Related units of description
  • Records of the International Wool Secretariat, 1940-1970s, are held at the London College of Fashion Library at the University of the Arts, London.
Archivist's note
  • Catalogued by Katharine Short, Archivist, July 2013.