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Thirties • Gingham Check with bow

• This shirtwaister dress in a Gingham check was popular around the mid-thirties.
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A distinction of this dress or blouse is the bow at the collar in the same material.

With the addition of padded shoulders, this style continued into the war years, when the pattern tended to be worn diagonally.

Date 1934: Age about 18 years old  • Estimate: born 1916 ± 3 years

Photo: Alexander Studio Southampton 7 Jan 1934 • Inscribed :Joan Auntie Wins daughter