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Between 1741 and 1760, more than 4000 babies were left by their mothers at
the Foundling Hospital and for each one a sample of the mother's garment or
their baby's garments was kept for identification records. This collection
book features full color photos of a number of the "textile tokens" from
this landmark exhibit. John Styles, the author of "Dress of the
People" brings to light the significance of what is now recognized
as Britain's largest collection of everyday textiles. This book will open your
eyes to the expansive textile industry in England and abroad as well as its
availability to even the lowest of classes. Softcover
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