The Map of London on a Lady’s Glove of 1851

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A leather glove painted with a map of London landmarks, it was designed to help fashionable ladies find their way to and from the Great Exhibition held in London’s Hyde Park in 1851.

As far as we know, the glove was never produced commercially. This example survives because its creator, George Shove, chose to protect his design by registering it with the government.

This involved depositing a “representation”, which was a sample, a drawing or a photograph of the design, at the Office of the Registrar of Designs.

Via The National Archives.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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