Man wearing formal business attire, Sutton High Street: 20th century
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30cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Man wearing formal business attire, Sutton High Street: 20th century

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Man wearing formal business attire, Sutton High Street. A City gent, in the traditional formal business 'uniform', is suitably accessorised. In the early decades of the 20th century, the umbrella became more popular than the walking stick. The black bowler hat replaced the top hat in the 1920s. A black jacket and waistcoat with striped trousers, or a dark lounge suit, replaced the formal morning coat of previous years. The unknown photographer who captured this image used a 35-millimetre camera, and produced hundreds of photos of individuals walking along Sutton High Street. The photographer usually waited until the subject became aware of the camera before seizing the portrait.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1931 AD - 1935 AD
 

Image Number

004636
 

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