A photograph of a couple walking past racegoers 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 here is flamboyantly dressed with a large hat and decorative handbag. The man wears 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.
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