Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Take a closer look


Winchester Whisperer in her comment in the previous post wondered if the shepherds would have worn smocks. In this picture taken in 1876 at the First International sheepdog trials at Alexandra Palace in London, you can see that the attire was not very different from 1973 or today for that matter. The hats have been replaced by flat hats/caps it would seem.
The picture is a bit small. Click on it to enlarge it slightly.

5 comments:

Mopsa said...

but the hats definitely date it - aren't they great?

Winchester whisperer said...

What a brilliant photo! In fact, the main difference seems to be that the nineteenth century shepherds were all bearded. I was thinking about the shepherds in Thomas Hardy and seemed to remember that Gabriel Oak wore a smock? (Don't know if he had a beard!)

Eurodog said...

Alan Bates did not wear a smock in John Schleginger 1967 movie. Especially in the scenes where he was "spooning". Nor did he have a beard.
Did you ever see this film or are you too young?

Winchester whisperer said...

I have seen that film (admittedly not when it was released): it was good! I can't remember what Alan Bates wore but I'll take your word for it.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fabulous - and interesting!