This original habit was made bespoke in 1900 for a very petite and slim lady who had children - the habit is actually too small to fit properly on the dressmaking dummy used for these photographs. It is made of a double melton type wool material in iron grey by tailors R.W. Anderson and Son of York. The habit was used for hunting with the York and Ainsty Hunt in England, and includes gaiters (see below), made in matching material and labelled left and right, and a wide-brimmed bowler hat, a style that was then becoming popular.
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