City workers outside Euston station in May 1952
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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City workers outside Euston station in May 1952. All three men are wearing hats. Bowler hats as worn by the 2 men on the left were the marker of a bank worker. Until the 1960s no respectable man would have left the house without a hat however with the increase in the use of cars they became less useful for protection from the weather and less fashionable. Two of the men also carry rolled umbrellas.
1952 AD - 1952 AD