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London Fashion Designs of 1800 Melanie Paquette Widmann

London Fashion Designs of 1800

Melanie Paquette Widmann

Published March 23rd 2013
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Find inspiration from the antique fashion designs of London. Go back in time to this Romantic era and peruse the shops. I hope you enjoy the collection of antique London fashion and shop prints from The Repository of arts, literature, commerce,MoreFind inspiration from the antique fashion designs of London. Go back in time to this Romantic era and peruse the shops. I hope you enjoy the collection of antique London fashion and shop prints from The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (1809 - 1828) by Rudolph Ackermann.The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics is a testament of the entrepreneurial spirit of Rudolph Ackermann. According to the University of Cambridge*, Rudolph Ackermann was born in Stollberg, Saxony in 1764. He first was a saddler and then worked as a carriage maker. In 1787, at the age of twenty-two, he moved to London. He married in 1792 and was naturalized in 1809.In 1795, he set up a lithographic press at 96 Strand, moved to 101 Strand in 1797 and then returned to a new building at 96 Strand in 1827. By 1800, he was the “leading publisher of colour-plate books, decorative prints, fashionable periodicals and political caricatures in London.” His business was named the Repository of Arts and acted as a shop and social gathering place. It sold prints, artist’s materials, drawing lessons and included a gallery and private library. Ackermann died in 1834.