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TITLE
A new coat
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_17_82
PLACENAME
unidentified
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20501
KEYWORDS
clothes
clothing
shops
A new coat

We don't know who they are, but they seem pleased with the coat. The photograph was taken by the prolific Inverness photographer, Jimmy Nairn, possibly in the 1950s. If you recognise the occasion, or anyone in the picture, we'd love to hear from you.

The 1950s saw a renewed interest in clothes, as they had been rationed in Britain between 1941 and 1949. Only a limited amount of clothing was available during World War II and the years following, and people were issued with ration books permitting them to buy a limited amount. This ensured that the supplies available were distributed fairly. New designs were introduced, to use less fabric, and people were encouraged to 'make do and mend' wherever possible.


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A new coat

1950s

clothes; clothing; shops

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

We don't know who they are, but they seem pleased with the coat. The photograph was taken by the prolific Inverness photographer, Jimmy Nairn, possibly in the 1950s. If you recognise the occasion, or anyone in the picture, we'd love to hear from you.<br /> <br /> The 1950s saw a renewed interest in clothes, as they had been rationed in Britain between 1941 and 1949. Only a limited amount of clothing was available during World War II and the years following, and people were issued with ration books permitting them to buy a limited amount. This ensured that the supplies available were distributed fairly. New designs were introduced, to use less fabric, and people were encouraged to 'make do and mend' wherever possible. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />