Fashion Designs by A Posner

Scope and Content

Ten pencil drawings showing typical women's fashion of the 1930s, all signed "A Posner". The drawings include a main image and smaller sketches of the clothes from different angles. There are annotations about fabric, trimmings and orders.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nothing is known about A Posner. As the Victoria and Albert Museum notes: "many hundreds of now-anonymous dressmakers and designers ... existed in towns and cities across the country until the middle of the 20th century mass-market ready-to-wear clothing came to dominate fashion" (source:

Access Information

Open and available for general access.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for the Library at unknown date and later transferred to the Archive.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Katharine Short, December 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be taken for private research purposes only.

Related Material

The Victoria and Albert Museum also holds sketches by Posner, reference E.615-1972.