A photograph of the "Coves" taken in France

Series 02: James Brunton Gibb photographs and postcards, ca. 1915-1940
a9602003
MLMSS 3446 ADD-ON 2220 / Box 2 / Folder 1
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Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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