Racegoers at Ascot, 1936.
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A photograph of racegoers at Royal Ascot, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 18 June, 1936. The woman is fashionably dressed with a flamboyant hat. The two men wear top hat and tails - traditional dress by the 1930s. 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.