The Holker album is a volume containing textile samples collected during a secret mission to Britain in 1751 by John Holker. This manuscript is reproduced for the first time in facsimile. Text in English and French.
About the Author
Ariane Fennetaux is Associate Professor in British history at Université Paris Cité. Her research and publications focus on material culture with a particular emphasis on textiles and dress. Her book, The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives 1660-1900, co-authored with Barbara Burman, was published in 2019 by Yale University Press. John Styles is Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He specializes in the history of material life, manufacturing and design. His books include The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England, published by Yale University Press in 2007, and Threads of Feeling: The London Foundling Hospital's Textile Tokens, 1740-1770, published by the London Foundling Museum in 2010.