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Alice Bough keeps her precious war-time stockings in an airtight jar

Alice Bough keeps her precious war-time stockings in an airtight jar


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Alice Bough keeps her precious war-time stockings in an airtight jar

Alice Bough keeps her precious war-time stockings in an airtight jar.
September 1974
P018426

WATFORD
Mirrorpix

Media ID 21301435

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Stockings


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In this snapshot from September 1974, we are transported back to a time when war-time stockings were cherished possessions. Alice Bough, the woman in the photograph, is seen carefully preserving her precious stockings in an airtight jar. This unusual practice speaks volumes about the scarcity and value of such items during that era. The image exudes nostalgia as it captures a moment frozen in time - a testament to the resilience and resourcefulness of women during wartime. The sepia tones add an extra layer of charm, evoking memories of days gone by. Alice's choice to store her stockings in this manner hints at both practicality and sentimentality. Perhaps she wanted to protect them from moths or other potential damage while also treasuring their significance as symbols of strength and perseverance. This print not only showcases fashion from the 1970s but also offers us a glimpse into one woman's unique way of preserving history. It reminds us that even seemingly ordinary objects can hold immense value when they are imbued with personal meaning. As we admire this intriguing scene, let us reflect on how our ancestors coped with challenging times and find inspiration in their ability to find joy amidst adversity.

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