Two women attending Royal Ascot, 1935.
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A photograph of two women walking through the crowds on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup horse-race, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 June, 1935. The woman on the right sports a flamboyant hat - whilst the woman on the left wears a black fox fur stole. The racecourse at Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. As a racecourse favoured by British royalty, Ascot has become a highlight of the social season and is famous for its fashions, especially its hats. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.