| The Sailor suit for small boys spans three or four decades around the turn of the century but was especially popular in Edwardian times.|
At the beginning of the Great War the fashion was taken up by young women. At first it was seen seen as a patriotic gesture at a time when women were unable to make any practical contribution to the war effort. The popularity wained as the war intensified.
Often seen worn by girls in their mid-teens with the Large Bow.
Above photograph by Gale's Studios Ltd of Manchester Inscribed " Do you know who this is ?"
If undated estimate at aged 16 in 1914 pivot year of birth 1898