Grumpy old fart!!!

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

Vintage Sunday

May 23, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Genevieve Lantelme

May 20, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two German Maids – Emil Fiefze

May 2, 2021 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Sunday

I bought this cabinet card on our first trip to an antique shop since lockdown began,

it’s supposed to be a sailor but I suspect that it is a woman dressed in a sailor’s uniform

April 18, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Edwardian Bride and Groom

Edwardian Bride and Groom

January 31, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Edwardian maids

January 17, 2021 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Victorian maids

 

Two Victorian maids, photographed by Lionel Bartram,

of Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth

January 17, 2021 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Victorian Nurse – Cabinet Card

 

 

Another cabinet card that I received today, at first I thought that the woman could be a nurse, the bottle of “medicine” or “tonic” and spoon on the table with a pair of scissors suggesting this, looking at the brooch on her collar I thought could be a hospital badge, the Workhouse Infirmary Nursing Association issued one of the first in 1879 and the picture looks to be from that period. However, on closer examination I could see an image of Saint George and the Dragon, it is much too small to be a mounted sovereign which was about 20mm in diameter and after searching I found a silver coin brooch c1820 with a similar design measuring 3.8 mm or 1.5 inches in diameter therefore suggesting she was a maid wearing a brooch rather than a nurse.

January 14, 2021 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bride and Groom – Cabinet Card

December 21, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Robinne – Reutlinger

December 6, 2020 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment