There must have been such an investment in clothes back in those days. These aren't insubstantial things, bought from the local supermarket and thrown away once their fashion had passed. They were thought-over, bought-over, stitched and saved. Layer on layer of satin, braided blazers and boots that needed a lifetime of shining.
(Unknown Family : Walkers Studio, Wood Street, Wakefield. Late 19th Century)