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  • Aspects: South Dublin

Old Photographs

In the 1940s and 1950s, people often dressed more formally than they do today. Men wore suits with shirts and braces. Women wore dresses, skirts with blouses, or a skirt suit. At that time, women in Ireland rarely wore trousers.

Take a look at this photo from a 1950s wedding in Newcastle, South Dublin. Do you think the clothes are different from those worn at weddings today?

This photo shows some typical road workers in Saggart in the south of Dublin in the 1940s. In those days, it was unusual for a man to leave his house without a hat.

At that time, road workers did not wear all the safety clothing that they are required to wear today. How many men can you count in the photo? Make sure to look closely. How many men in the photo are wearing hats