Grumpy old fart!!!

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

If you cough – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 27th April 1895

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Tea and Scandal – Gelhay – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 18th February 1893

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Love’s a terrible thing – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 23 October 1926

Love’s a terrible thing – The Sketch – Wednesday 20th October 1926

March 25, 2018 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunlight Soap – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 29th November 1902

Seeing these advertisements for Sunlight Soap reminded me of the book Campaigns of curiosity where the American Journalist, Elizabeth L. Bank worked as a maid, a flower girl and a laundry girl writing of her experiences working in what were seen and menial jobs (Campaigns of curiosity; journalistic adventures of an American girl in London )  However the top image would seem to be more consistent with Bank’s experience rather than the sanitised image of the “Laundress of today”

September 24, 2017 Posted by | Advertisements, Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment