They had a shawl or notched collar Trousers or pants were cut high on the waist and had button fronts as zippers were not in use at this time.
Suspenders were usually worn to hold the trousers up.
Boxes of old photographs can sometimes come down the family with no indication of who the sitters are.
This card, sent from the Sudan in 1941, features a photograph of a soldier inserted into a festive mount.
We find some of the most common queries from readers are to do with photo dating.
There are also websites that collect details of photographers. Again, look online for different sleeve shapes through the ages and try to find ones that match those in the photograph. For the 20th century, dress length can be quite revealing.
Always judge by the younger women in the photograph if possible.
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There was a universal hairstyle popular during the war.
Most often they matched the color of the woman's hair.
Most were quite plain but some were elaborate constructions of ribbon, velvet strips, or braid with beading. They could be almost any style and material but in general were cut straight across at the bottom.
Skirt and petticoats for girls were mid-calf and the pantaloon was ankle length.
As girls developed a bustline, skirts and petticoats get longer until they were ankle length or longer.
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