Young ladies in national costumes

by Richard Overy

Postcard bought from a car boot sale in Cheltenham.

This is another photo without any clues on the reverse other than a gap for a half penny stamp which may indicate that it is Victorian.

Are they drama students acting out a play or perhaps part of an amateur dramatics group?

The Union Jack features on both the shield and one of the girls skirts. They look to me as if they are representing different nations or perhaps the Commonwealth?