We have been able to identify the nationlity of most of the images we have found of boys wearing kilts. ither the photogaphs are identified or there are cluses in the images telling us where the photograph was taken. we have acquired a few images, however, where the location is not indicated and we do not know where they were taken. Hopefully our readers will have some insights.
This unidentified snapshot was taken in what looks like the family living room by a piano. This suggests a middle-class family. The boy wears what looks like a cap done to resemble a Glengary. This wa a popular Scottish style, but this is the first we have seen done in plaid. It looks homemade as it is done in the same material vas the kilt. We have never seen that before. He wears a sash and plaid, pleated skirt, also in the same material with a white dress shirt. There is no indication as to wear the snap shot is taken, but the living room nd the boy's ankle socks suggest the United states to us. It was probably taken in the 1950s. This looks like a costume to us. Perhaps it was for scottish dancing. Actual kilts were less common in Ameican than Scotland and expensive/ Pleated skirts, however, were easy to come by because they were a girl's school staple. Many Catholic schools used them as a school unifirm and many girls at regulkar schools wore the to school. Or perhaps it was parade or special event costume od somekind.
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