Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Sunlight Soap – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 29th November 1902

Seeing these advertisements for Sunlight Soap reminded me of the book Campaigns of curiosity where the American Journalist, Elizabeth L. Bank worked as a maid, a flower girl and a laundry girl writing of her experiences working in what were seen and menial jobs (Campaigns of curiosity; journalistic adventures of an American girl in London )  However the top image would seem to be more consistent with Bank’s experience rather than the sanitised image of the “Laundress of today”

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Every good cook……….

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Little pleasures

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Bathing belle

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“The Jewel Case” (1932).

Biblio Curiosa

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Morning toilette

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Naughty 20’s

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I’m sorry you’re leaving

Camille Langtry

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New Bride

New Bride

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A little cuddle

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