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A half-starved Russian limping out of the newly liberated Stalag XIB prison. He is wearing the striped prison uniform.

Women fit for work after the delousing process. The disinfection of those not selected for the gas chambers, and the shaving of their heads, was all part of the “registration” process at the camp. After they finished, they were given the prison uniforms seen in the picture.

Men fit for work after the delousing process. The disinfection of those not selected for the gas chambers, and the shaving of their heads was all part of the "registration" process at the camp. After they finished, they were given the striped prison uniforms

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Women's Fashions of the 1920's - Flappers and the Jazz Age

Sally, the first clothing upcycler, was way ahead of her time. Here she is documenting a prison uniform re-do. Fabulous work Sal.

Women fit for work after the delousing process. The disinfection of those not selected for the gas chambers, and the shaving of their heads, was all part of the "registration" process at the camp. After they finished, they were given the prison uniforms seen in the picture.

SEPTEMBER 01, 1981: Photo of Tony BANKS and Mike RUTHERFORD and Phil COLLINS and GENESIS; L-R: Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks - posed, group shot in prison uniforms (Photo by Virginia Turbett/Redferns)

Stripes Strip Humanity: Prison uniforms are graphically designed so an inmate can be immediately recognized as such. Originally a horizontal white and black “bee-striped” uniform was the most popular (and stereotypical) prison garb in the U.S. The graphic and symbolic power of stripes—which were used to iconic and evil effect in the Nazi concentration camps— continue to be recognized as the convicts’ brand.