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ryandunny

1918 clothing.

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ryandunny

A little off topic I suppose but I was wondering if anyone could help. I have this photo of family celebrating the end of the first world war and I believe the child on the left side at the front in this photograph is my great grandma. Although the clothing  has threw me (shorts and t shirt) I was wondering if girls would have worn stuff like this in 1918?? Cheers Ryan

 

 

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Malcolm Linham

Ryan

I think a lot would depend on the size of the family and how affluent they were. My step father was one of nine born into a agricultural family and wearing hand me down's was a way of life.

 

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ryandunny

Thanks Malcolm.. I was thinking about that! she was the second born, her elder brother dying very young but they was from one of the poor 'Slum' areas of Leicester. Her dad would have been on the front when this was taken and I reckon the man on the picture could be his brother who came home after being wounded and transferred to the labour corps.. so frustrating when there's no one left to ask these questions too!!

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