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    Fdr

    Has this one shown up before?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnatio...es/5285441255/


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    I want to say yes....but I'm not 100% on that
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    We have a child's kilt, jacket & waistcoat almost just like this set in our museum collection.

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    FDR in kilt

    And so I sing with lyric lilt,--
    How happier the world would be
    If every male would wear a kilt!
    Robert Service

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    Yes, I've seen it before. Almost certainly tweed. Note the broad selvedge mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Yes, I've seen it before. Almost certainly tweed. Note the broad selvedge mark.
    Peter, I thought you might appreciate an enlarged close-up of the kilt material.

    I think it's tweed as well. The pattern kind of reminds me of Shepherd's Plaid / Check.


    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Terry,

    Thank you. Looking at this image I'm not so sure that it is tweed. It looks to be a small hound's tooth type check that is probably a naturally white and black/navy blue but the lighter colour could easily be red too as that is often how R appears in a B&W picture. Oh, and what little I can see of the jacket looks to be from the same cloth.

    For me the main criterion for a tweed is that it is woven from a mixed yarn (I'm wearing my Hodden Grey as I write which is tweed and not tartan despite it sometimes being called the Elcho Tartan) and this seems to be solid colour yarns.

    I've just inherited an old blue and white shepherd's check joined plaid that is very similar. It's seen better days but so have most things that are 150+ years old.

    It's difficult to be sure but the kilt appears to be hemmed which would not be unsurprising for that period & age of the wearer..

    Peter

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    Thanks for the observations Peter, I would most certainly bow to your expertise!
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Terry,

    Thank you. Looking at this image I'm not so sure that it is tweed. It looks to be a small hound's tooth type check that is probably a naturally white and black/navy blue but the lighter colour could easily be red too as that is often how R appears in a B&W picture. Oh, and what little I can see of the jacket looks to be from the same cloth.
    Oh Peter, I forgot to add that yes, the whole outfit appears in the larger version to be made from the same cloth.

    I just didn't want to post the larger image (its rather huge), but could if desired.

    Thanks again!
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    I posted this & the other three photos found in the links provided by Vinhen2 into the Vintage Kilt photo thread, but I have a question regarding these photos.

    Does anyone know the story /circumstance behind these photos? Why was FDR dressed up in a kilt outfit? Despite their Dutch roots, were the Roosevelts involved in some sort of Scottish related activities /organization?

    Just curious.
    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]T. E. ("TERRY") HOLMES[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"][FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B][I]proud descendant of the McReynolds/MacRanalds of Ulster & Keppoch, Somerled & Robert the Bruce.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE="1"]"Ah, here comes the Bold Highlander. No @rse in his breeks but too proud to tug his forelock..." Rob Roy (1995)[/I][/B][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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