Friday, 12 February 2010

Kensington Goes to War

We’ve unearthed this ad from 1916, advertising overcoats for officers at John Barker’s famous Kensington department store. The jolly camaraderie of the illustration is now, of course, greatly at odds with our understanding of the horrific conditions at the front during WWI …

See the old John Barker’s department store on the Kensington Walk every Saturday and every Thursday at 2.00p.m.

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