The standing soldier is based on a member of the 12th Lancers in 1906, and has been discussed at length under uniforms in the guide. The woman with the open parasol (ref 48) again obeys the rules for a wealthy woman in a summer, in a summer dress. But this time, she wears a bolero jacket. A good choice would be beige or biscuit, trimmed around the collar and foot of the skirt brown. The fishwife comes from amongst the poorest in society. Her dress might bear a simple pattern, very small spots, or a thin check. Her apron should be a dirty canvas colour. Being poor, her shawl does not match. Any of the natural woollen colours will do, with or without a pattern. The strap over her head by which she carries the wicker fish basket, is made from a scrap of printed cotton fabric, the brightest feature of an otherwise depressing but nevertheless, realistic subject. Postmen wore this uniform from Victorian times, right up until the middle 30âs. How to portray his uniform has been discussed in the guide dealing with civiliansâ uniforms. The mail bag is canvas and has a pink tinge to it. It can still be seen today.