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Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher  

Edwina Ehrman

Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher, was born on 8 June 1927 at the Ormond Maternity Home, 29 Blantyre Street, Chelsea, London, the elder child and only daughter of Charles Beacon, chauffeur, and his wife, Mabel Elizabeth, née...

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Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator  

Cassie Davies-Strodder

Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator, was born on 22 September 1928 in the maternity home at 174 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London, the only child of Charles Blumstein (1890–1938), then a produce broker, and his wife, ...

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Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery  

Anthony Philips

Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 27 April 1912, the second of three daughters of Zacharias Max Hackenbroch (1884–1937) and his wife, Clementine, née Schwarzschild (1888–1984). Her father was one of ...

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Ironside [née Acheson], Janet Mary [Janey] (1917–1979), fashion designer and teacher  

Natalie Smith

Ironside [née Acheson], Janet Mary [Janey] (1917–1979), fashion designer and teacher, was born in Quetta, India, on 29 December 1917, the daughter of Sir James Glasgow Acheson (1889–1973), an officer in the Indian political service, and his wife, ...

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Martin, Leopold Charles (1817–1889), costume historian and numismatist  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by Annette Peach

Martin, Leopold Charles (1817–1889), costume historian and numismatist, was born on 6 December 1817, and was baptized on 7 January 1818 at St Mary Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of John Martin (1789–1854), painter, and his wife, Susan. He was the godson of ...

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Murray, Lady Evelyn Stewart- (1868–1940), Gaelic folklorist and needlewoman  

Jane Anderson

Murray, Lady Evelyn Stewart- (1868–1940), Gaelic folklorist and needlewoman, was born on 17 March 1868 at Blair Castle, Perthshire. She was the third daughter of John James Hugh Henry Stewart-Murray, seventh duke of Atholl (1840–1917) and his wife, Louisa (1844–1902), eldest daughter of ...

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Smith, David (d. 1587), embroiderer and benefactor  

Ian W. Archer

Smith, David (d. 1587), embroiderer and benefactor, is of unknown origins. Having been presumably apprenticed in the Broderers' Company of London, of which he became a prominent member, he joined the Elizabethan wardrobe establishment at Elizabeth's accession, sharing work with William Middleton: whereas ...