Grumpy old fart!!!

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

Pauline Garon


Pauline Garon (September 9, 1900 – August 30, 1965) was a Canadian-born American silent film, feature film and stage actress.

This still shows her in the role of a “cheeky” maid

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Maid, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not a happy soul


Unlike the usual photographic portraits poor Margie Marr doesn’t look very happy at the prospect of having her face immortalised in print. The pout looks more in keeping with a child or teenager pressed into the annual family portrait rather than that of a young woman.

The portrait taken in 1890, Lancaster County may be of an Amish, Mennonite or Quaker woman and there may be the answer, the Amish and Mennonite were and still are reluctant to have their pictures taken. Or perhaps she just didn’t have a “sunny” disposition.

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Amish, Maid, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments