Grumpy old fart!!!

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

My Pyjama Girl (Tuck 4570)

Wearing pyjamas or lingerie in postcards isn’t very unusual but in the Edwardian era it was seen as quite risqué, Pauline Chase scandalised American audiences when she appeared in a clinging pair of pink pyjamas as Kathleen Gay in “The Liberty Belles”in 1901 whilst Miss Gabrielle Ray “appeared in pink pyjamas and danced in them, every young man’s head was awhirl” when she appeared as “Thisbe” in “The Orchid” in 1903.

Several others deserve a mention from this era although sadly their names are long forgotten, Pyjama day, Smoking,  Pyjama day,  Pyjama day,  Pyjama day  and Rosaleen Young deserves a mention as a contemporary wearer of the aforementioned pj’s,

September 18, 2022 Posted by | Deltiology, Risqué, Rosaleen Young, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 2088 A)

August 10, 2019 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 2086 G)

August 10, 2019 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Easter

April 1, 2018 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Davidson Bros. 4064 X)

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas

December 24, 2017 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pyjama day

Pyjama day

Wearing pyjamas or lingerie in postcards isn’t very unusual but in the Edwardian era it was seen as quite risque, Pauline Chase scandalised American audiences when she appeared in a clinging pair of pink pyjamas as Kathleen Gay in “The Liberty Belles”in 1901 whilst Miss Gabrielle Ray “appeared in pink pyjamas and danced in them, every young man’s head was awhirl” when she appeared as “Thisbe” in “The Orchid” in 1903 and of course I would be very remiss if I failed to mention the delightful Rosaleen Young wearing pink pyjamas for a photo shoot, some things are just too good not to be repeated 😉

 

September 8, 2015 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Woman with a Kodak camera c1900


 

I found this image on Vintage Photography which has a similar camera to a recent Gabrielle Ray purchase.

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gabrielle Ray (Davidson Bros.4084.X)

 

Festive greeting to all who have viewed and commented during the year

December 6, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birthday Greetings (J. Beagles 951)

Birthday Greetings (J. Beagles 951)

Birthday Greetings (J. Beagles 951 H)

Gabrielle Ray, was born Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook on 28th April 1883 in Cheadle, Stockport Cheshire.

April 27, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pink Pyjama Girl

In 1903 Gabrielle Ray appeared as “Thisbe” in “The Orchid” as part of her performance she wore a pink pyjama suit for a song and dance routine called “The Pink Pyjama Girl”. A hundred years later Rosaleen Young wore a pink pyjama suit for this photo shoot.

February 20, 2011 Posted by | Deltiology, Gabrielle Ray, Risqué, Rosaleen Young, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments