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Powder Container

Small bottle made from the pad of an elephant and coated with hide in alternating colours. The lid is decorated in a single brown - red colour of animal skin. It was used by Mende women to store powered antimony for colouring their lower eyelids. Donated

Bottle

Glass bottle, entirely covered with leather work and skin. The central portion of the body is covered with an untreated animal-skin with the fur intact. Immediately above and below this and round base of neck, are woven strips of grass. Donated to Brighto

shuku blai

Circular basket with a flattened top. It is a Temne coil weave basket, popularly known as shuku blai. The discoidal lid fits into a small central opening.The basket is made from coiled basketry; red, black, and yellow fibre which were used to produce a si

Jack Sheppard's Entertainers, Season 1915

1915 This is a postcard showing Jack Sheppard's Entertainers. The troupe is arranged in a loose pyramid, with Jack Sheppard at the top. Jack Sheppard's Entertainers were one of the most popular groups of local entertainers. Their career ran from about 1912 unt

Jack Sheppard's Entertainers, Brighton, 1916

1916 This is a postcard showing Jack Sheppard's Entertainers. Jack Sheppard sits in the centre of the front row. Jack Sheppard's Entertainers were one of the most popular groups of local entertainers. Their career ran from about 1912 until at least 1936. Altho

Photographic Print

1936 This photographic print shows a Bathing Belle beauty competition held on the Palace Pier, Brighton. It was held as part of the Palace Pier August Carnival in 1936. A newspaper cutting is attached to the reverse of this print. The cutting is an article fro

Black Rock Bathing Pool

Monochrome photographic print showing Black Rock bathing pool after repairs have been done due to war damage. Built in 1936 as an Art Deco Lido it was constructed at beach level, but this was closed in 1978 and demolished in 1979, having been run down eve

Boating Pool & Gardens from West Pier Brighton

Colour-tinted photographic postcard showing the boating pool and gardens on Brighton seafront, taken from the West Pier. Handwritten message on the reverse.'Just a card to let you know we are having a nice time in Brighton the weather is quite nice hope y

Photographic Print

1930S This is a photographic print of the rear of Oxford Court, Brighton. It is a view across several backyards, and shows two tiled porches. This photograph was commissioned by the Borough Council Environmental Health department. It formed part of a visual rec

Dress

c1936 This is a black evening dress made of silk crêpe. The dress has a full-length skirt with a knee-length overskirt and sash belt, black on one side, gold on the other. The long pleated and flared sleeves are split to the elbow revealing gold coloured satin

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