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Everything for Maids – The Bystander – Wednesday 16th January 1924

Everything for Maids

  Far more attention is paid nowadays to the correct garbing of maids, and directly a door is opened by some neat-handed Phyllis, one gets the index at once of a well-ordered establishment. A definite colour scheme is usually carried throughout the household, completed by dainty lingerie aprons and caps. And right in the forefront as specialists on the subject come Garrould’s, Edgware Road. Here there is choice of most prolific character, and, moreover, at prices that compare more than favourably with the other houses. Selling the vast quantities they do, this firm can afford to do so at lower rates, while maintaining at the same time a very high standard of quality. Illustrated is an example of what they are able to turn out in the guise of a smart spot muslin apron, trimmed lace, at 3s. 6d., the accompanying white lawn coronal cap, priced at only Is. 0½d., a longer and plain muslin apron with embroidery bib and bretelles being marked at 2s. 11½d., this being worn with a large mob cap of white lawn, daintily decked with embroidery at 1s. 11½d. Then the dresses supplied by this house and ready to be stepped into are marvels of cheapness, models stocked in mercerised poplin, cashmerette, etc., in black and navy, ranging in price from 14s. 11d. And these goods are sent on approval when desired, together with specially illustrated leaflets and the full, comprehensive catalogue of all nursing and hospital requirements.



One of the becoming designs for a parlour-maid’s uniform executed by Messrs. E. and R. Garrould, of 150, Edgware Road, W. 2. The apron is of spot muslin trimmed with lace, and is worn with a white lawn coronal cap.


The Bystander – Wednesday 16th January 1924

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New Uniform for Christmas – The Sketch – Wednesday 1st December 1937

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What Katie Did


What Katie Did

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Moemi Katayama

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Razan Abu Sal

The Art of Occupied Palestine


Palestinian child prisoner Razan Abu Sal, 13, was sentenced by an Israeli military court on 16 January to four months in prison and a fine of 2500 NIS ($800 USD). A Palestinian refugee from al-Arroub camp south of Al-Khalil, Razan is the youngest female Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails.

Razan, like most jailed Palestinian children, was accused of throwing stones; she was seized near the Ibrahimi Mosque on 13 January  She was seized by occupation forces along with her sister; her sister’s case was delayed further by the military court.

She is one of approximately 360 Palestinian children jailed in Israeli prisons. Every year, approximately 700 Palestinian children are dragged before Israeli military courts with a conviction rate of over 99 percent. Palestinian children frequently report physical and psychological abuse under Israeli interrogation as well as the use of solitary confinement and denial of access to their families or a lawyer.


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