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Fashion: Mens' Daywear

Men's clothing changed very little during the latter part of the nineteenth century, making photographs very difficult to date. Daywear was generally a jacket, waistcoat, trousers, and hat:

Three generations
Two men, matriarch and baby
from a family portrait
by Roberts of Llandrindod
Radnorshire Museum

Eight Hobbys
Detail of photo of the Hobby Family
of Llanfihangel-Talyllyn
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Unknown couple
Unknown couple, from the Lomax collection
Powys County Archives
Lounging at the pub
The Day After the visit of the Duke of Clarence to Brecon, 17 September 1890
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Visitors to Park House
Visitors to Park House Boarding
Establishment, detail
of larger photo
Radnorshire Museum

Elderly relatives
Photographs from an album
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Rhayader Town Band
Rhayader Town Band in front of the old market hall
Radnorshire Museum

John Hughes
John Hughes of Glangrwyney
Mr Hughes also appears
in these photos
Powys County Archives

Young man
Young man, detail
of the Lomax
of Bodfach
Powys County Archives

John and Anne Lomax
John and Anne Lomax, 1889
Powys County Archives

Paupers dressed very plainly.

Llanfyllin workhouse
Male residents of Llanfyllin Workhouse,
detail of larger photo
Powys County Archives

For more photographs of menswear, follow these links:

Special Occasion Wear - Sporting Wear - Work Wear