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HG Beasley’s collectors’ odyssey since he was 13

Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939), heir to the North Kent Brewery in Plumstead, took an early interest in ethnography. A collecting obsession that began at the age of 13 with the acquisition of two clubs from the Solomon Islands has grown over a lifetime to number around 10,000 artifacts from around …

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The Rise and Fall of California Pottery

While California is rightly famous for many things, there are a few areas where its heyday has come and gone. One of them is making art pottery. At one time, there were literally hundreds of manufacturers, many of which were clustered in and around Los Angeles. Today, there are barely …

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The unexpected joys of clothing

Guy Combes Rebecca Wadey thinks it’s not about the clothes themselves. It’s about the memories we make with him, the stories we choose to tell through him. Ensemble’s Director of Partnerships, Rebecca Wadey, has over 20 years of fashion and beauty experience, having worked with companies such as Kate Sylvester, …

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Amelia Earhart created a clothing line

Today, it is not uncommon for a celebrity to launch a clothing line. Everyone from Michael Strahan to Rachael Ray has designed or endorsed clothing, including a number of top athletes. They owe some gratitude to pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, who was one of the first notable figures to dabble …

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