In a significant number of portraits from this time the sitter is wearing an overcoat. When we speculate why a woman would pose for a studio portrait in an overcoat, there may be many reasons. There was a war on.
Wartime sitter are often seen wearing knitted gloves and scarves in studio portraits.This was a time when clothing was in consideration, practicality was preferred to appearance.
Another indication that this is a wartime print is that it is not on a postcard. It is a Jerome photo smaller in size, than a postcard print.
Photo:Jerome Date stamp on the back:4 April 1941
Date 1941: Age about 14 years old Estimate: born 1927 ± 3 years