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TITLE
Trying on a coat
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_17_85
PLACENAME
unidentified
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20502
KEYWORDS
clothes
clothing
shops
Trying on a coat

A woman tries on a coat, assisted by two male companions. Do you recognise anyone? If so, we'd love to hear from you. They were photographed by Jimmy Nairn, a prolific photographer of people and places, especially in the Inverness area.

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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Trying on a coat

1950s

clothes; clothing; shops

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

A woman tries on a coat, assisted by two male companions. Do you recognise anyone? If so, we'd love to hear from you. They were photographed by Jimmy Nairn, a prolific photographer of people and places, especially in the Inverness area.<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 />