Grumpy old fart!!!

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

An Edwardian Family (S. C. Mole, New Cross, London)

November 19, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized, Social History | , , , | Leave a comment

A Nurse photographed by Walter Smith – Sleaford

October 12, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maid Monday

July 11, 2022 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Sunday

June 12, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Two women c1880

I found this beautiful cabinet card on Twitter and my thought was ……………

“She was about to be married, and was frightened to death. And no-one would love her, ever again.”
Sarah Waters

WikiVictorian

June 8, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Sunday

March 13, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheeky maid c1900

February 6, 2022 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Sunday

February 6, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Servants c1900

 

A Cabinet card by the J. Phillips studio c1910
Name: PHILLIPS, James b: 1845 Bilston Staffordshire d: later J.Phillips & Sons
Address: Cambridge Street, St Neots, Hunts, 1898 High Street St Neots
Working Dates: c.1871-1920
Subjects, styles, advertising, other relevant information: In the 1871 census James was shown as a photographic artist, living at Back Lane Biggleswade with his wife Sarah Emily Phillips b:1842 Morley Lancs and son Harvey b:1870 Biggleswade. In the 1881 census James was shown as a photographer living in Shortmead Street Biggleswade. He was living there with his wife Sarah Emily Phillips and children Mary Hannah b:1873 Biggleswade, Frederick b:1874 Biggleswade, Fanny b:1876 Biggleswade, Harold b:1877 Biggleswade and Frank b:1880 Biggleswade. In the 1891 census James was at Market Street Biggleswade where his occupation was shown as “stationer, photographer and picture frame maker”. He was listed as a photographer and picture framer in local directories. His wife, Sarah Emily Phillips, was also shown as a photographer. His son Fred Phillips was shown as an apprentice photographer. Also with the family were daughters Marianna (sic Mary Hannah), Fanny and Emily b:1881 Biggleswade and sons Harrold and Frank. In 1901 James was still in Market Street Biggleswade, a photographer and stationer. Acting as his housekeeper was daughter Mary Hannah. Son Fred Phillips, a photographer, was also living there and Edith Mary Bergers b:1877 Brighton was a boarder, shown as a photographer’s assistant. In 1911 Fred was shown as the head of the household in High Street Biggleswade, a photographer and picture frame maker. His wife Ettie b:1878 Biggleswade was a stationer, living with them were their son Fred b:1908 Biggleswade and Fred Snr’s neice, Elsie Alethea b:1881 Harlaston, Staffordshire.
In 1920 the firm was listed in local directories as Phillips and Sons, High Street, St Neots.

January 9, 2022 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nanny, Jeddy and Mimi – Xmas 1910

December 12, 2021 Posted by | Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment