Street Style 1906

Edward Linley Sambourne was a professional illustrator and cartoonist, but his hobby was photography. He took pictures of women on the streets of England to document their choice of dress, but rarely did the subject know he was snapping the pictures! Sambourne's method would be a privacy issue today, but as the photographs are now over a hundred years old, they are a catalog of what women of the time looked like in their natural habitat. See more photographs at The Library Time Machine. Link -via Nag on the Lake

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I don't regret that fashion dictates have eased over the decades, but it is a shame that hats went so out of style. (I don't consider baseball caps to be hats..)
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What's the privacy issue? The women are in public - the laws in the UK today (I can't speak for other countries) allow you to photograph anyone who is in a public place, even if they don't know you're doing it. I believe the term is they have 'no reasonable expectation of privacy'.
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