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Portrait Woman In Threaded Handmade Frame c.1943

Portrait Woman In Threaded Handmade Frame c.1943

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Janet McKenzie.

Janet was in the Women’s Land Army from 1942-44.

“[An] Italian POW took this photo. I was in a hostel, Harry Burn House, [in] Lauder. There were twelve of us in the hostel – eight from Edinburgh and four from Glasgow. I was doing field work, which was hard physical work.

“Whan I was in the Land Army an Italian POW took this photo. We were not supposed to speak to them. The coloured mount was made with sewing thread.” – Janet McKenzie [2003]

Donor number: 0133-008

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