Grumpy old fart!!!

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

Maid Ivy

 

Ivy had this picture mounted and sent to her sister whilst working in Grimsby, sadly there isn’t a date or the sister’s name but judging by the writing on the back the sister may not have been very old. It’s a beautiful image from a bygone age.

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Three Little Maids

Three Little Maids, not quite the three little maids from the 1902 musical, nor the three little maids from school …. pert as a school girl well can be, but three maids from the 1940 / 50 sewing in a kitchen somewhere.

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Young Maid

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Gabrielle Ray

Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 – 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies.

Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world. In the first decade of the 20th century, she had a good career in musical theatre. After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed.

In 1936, she suffered a complete mental breakdown and was institutionalized for nearly forty years. Ray died in 1973 at Holloway Sanatorium in Egham, Surrey, at the age of 90

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The Little Nuns

Catherine Spaak (born 3rd April 1945) is a French actress and singer.

 

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American maids

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