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Prisoner's Moleskins

Description:

This is a rare and original set of clothing of the kind issued to prisoners at Kilmarnock Jail. It is made from moleskin and consists of trousers, a jacket and a waistcoat. The inside of the jacket features the arrow design that is so closely associated with convicts' clothing.

Originally in the collection of Strathclyde Police.

Materials/Media:
moleskin
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EACL011n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council