Thursday, March 4, 2010

Land Girl, Britain, 1941

This picture is from an exhibition on The Ministry of Food, at the Imperial War Museum, in London. The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of food rationing in London. In the late 70's, I had a couple of pairs of jodphurs like these, that I bought at jumble (thrift) sales, and I thought they were pretty cool. I wore them with pre-ubiquitous Hunter boots (green), or a pair of Italian riding boots, the most expensive footwear I have ever purchased. Of course I didn't ride, but I liked the look...
The War Museum, in Lambeth, is well worth a visit, especially if you have small boys in tow. As an added bonus, right opposite the Museum you can see the former home of Captain Bligh (yes, of Bounty fame) now turned into a guesthouse! How about the Captain's Cabin, with ensuite toilet?