Lace ruffle trim dress

Clifton Firth photographed this day dress for the Auckland department store Milne & Choyce, not long after he and his wife Patricia opened a commercial photography studio in 1938. Much of his commercial work was producing seasonal photography for Milne & Choyce, which was located on Queen Street directly opposite his studio. 

Details

Photographer: Clifton Firth
Model Unknown
Credit: Image from Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 34-M7E6
Copyright: Photo © unknown. Please read Auckland Libraries terms of use before reproducing this item.
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Dress
Features: The dress has lace ruffle trim applied to small stand colour and narrow cuff and finished with a tiny black bow. There’s matching lace ruffle trim finish on the hem of the underskirt.
Purchase location: Milne & Choyce
Label: Milne & Choyce
Date: 1940s