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  • Name of Tartan:
    Reid (1939) (Artefact)
  • ITI Number: 5874
  • Category: Portrait/Artefact
  • Designer / Source: Unknown
  • Date: pre 2003
Reid (1939) (Artefact)
  • Notes: A bolt of cloth bought in 1939 by an American visitor Alma Barker Johnson who was told by a 'government recommended' shop that it was the 'Family tartan for Reid' - she was researching her family lineage and connections with a Sir John Reid. She took the cloth back to the US and at least a dress and a kilt were made from it. An interesting mystery. It's highly unlikely that if a Reid tartan existed in 1939 that it immediately sank into oblivion with no record of it remaining. Possibly the 'recommended shop' seized the opportunity to get rid of a slow selling fashion tartan on an unsuspecting visitor? Thread count estimated from a photograph of the kilt.
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  • Reid (1939) (Artefact)
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