The headquarters of Clarks Shoes, Somerset, 1 June 1963.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

The headquarters of Clarks Shoes, Somerset, 1 June 1963.

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

The original caption reads: 'Cyrus and James Clark, the Quaker shoemaking brothers who, 140 years ago, founded the firm which today is the largest shoemaking busines in the country, would have liked the latest fashion in Quaker-style nylon office overalls. They are the personal choice of girls in Clarks offices at their Somerset headquarters. The idea for this new office fashion belongs to 19 year old Jill Webb, who, with her friend Carole Mapstone, persuaded Clarks management to let them wear these new overalls. So keen were the girls to wear them that they paid for them themselves - they cost two guineas each.' The women are using comptometers or adding machines to proces figures.
 

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10250376
 

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